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21 September 2014


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August 1, 2014
Enhanced Interrogation, Soviet Style
Enhanced Interrogation, Soviet Style
By Alexei Bayer

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
By Eugenia Sokolskaya

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
July 18, 2014
Parley with a Gangster
Parley with a Gangster
By Alexei Bayer

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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July 14, 2014
The First Russian Automobile
The First Russian Automobile
By Nina Shevchuk-Murray

July 14, 1896, is celebrated as the birthday of the Russian automobile – on this day, the first Russian-built motorcar with an internal combustion engine was introduced to the public at the Arts Exhibition in Nizhni Novgorod. 
 

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Tags: automobile, cars, inventions
July 13, 2014
Happy Russian Mail Day
Happy Russian Mail Day
By Eugenia Sokolskaya

In honor of the Day of Russian Mail (July 13 this year), we offer a crash course in the history of Russian mail delivery, from the yam stations of the Golden Horde to the Russian Post of modern Russia.

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Tags: mail, russia, russian post