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June 22, 2014
World War II in Russian Memory
World War II in Russian Memory

June 22nd, as any student of Soviet history knows, is the day remembered in the official histories as the beginning of the Great Patriotic War. Recent TV productions have sought to keep the state sanctioned view of the war alive in popular memory.

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Tags: war, world war ii, stalin, film
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June 19, 2014
Russia's World Cup Record
Russia's World Cup Record

Russia is not known as a soccer powerhouse. But it does have a devoted fan base and will host the 2018 World Cup. We look back at 1994, the first time Russia qualified for the World Cup and a Russian player made history.

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June 18, 2014
Yuri Vizbor: Soviet Renaissance Man
Yuri Vizbor: Soviet Renaissance Man

Think you know Yuri Vizbor? Think again! Sure, you may have heard his songs, but did you know he was also a teacher? An alpinist? A journalist? A radio operator?

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Tags: vizbor, songwriters, ussr, russia, music
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June 11, 2014
Modigliani and Akhmatova in Paris
Modigliani and Akhmatova in Paris

We know comparatively little about the relationship between Akhmatova and Modigliani, but sometimes a few pictures can speak volumes. In honor of Anna Akhmatova's birthday (June 11, old style; June 23 new style), we reprint this essay, originally published in Russian Life, Jan/Feb 2011.

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June 6, 2014
Two Miracles of Russian Love Poetry
Two Miracles of Russian Love Poetry

On the occasion of Pushkin's birthday, we offer a post on the challenge of translating his most famous love lyrics, Я вас любил, with a bonus look at Innokenty Annensky's Среди миров.

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Tags: pushkin, literature, russian literature, poetry, annensky
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