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1 September 2014


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September 1, 2014
The Many Days of September 1
The Many Days of September 1

Did you know September 1 is more than just Labor Day? Read on to find out how Russians celebrate September 1, the Day of Knowledge, the first day of school.

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Tags: education, school, russia, holidays
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August 14, 2014
1741: The Year Russia Discovered America
1741: The Year Russia Discovered America

You probably know that Alaska was bought from Russia well over 100 years ago. But do you know how Russia came to lay claim to the territory in the first place? Hint: they were after furs.

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Tags: russia, united states, alaska, colonization
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August 1, 2014
Enhanced Interrogation, Soviet Style
Enhanced Interrogation, Soviet Style

A third excerpt from Alexei Bayer's mystery novel Murder at the Dacha. Inspector Matushkin visits a suburban police station and witnesses some "enhanced interrogation techniques" gone wrong.

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July 30, 2014
Tsarevich Alexei and the Worst 10th Birthday Ever
Tsarevich Alexei and the Worst 10th Birthday Ever

Late July and early August were busy times in 1914: not only was Russia's own heir apparent celebrating his 10th birthday, the world was devolving into the military chaos of World War I.
 

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Tags: romanov, romanovs, alexei, rasputin, world war i, russia, russian empire, tsarism
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July 18, 2014
Parley with a Gangster
Parley with a Gangster

A second sample from Alexei Bayer's mystery novel Murder at the Dacha. Here, inspector Pavel Matushkin redeems a favor to get some information from a gangster.

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