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July 25, 2015
I'm Vysotsky: The Legend of Russian Songwriting
I'm Vysotsky: The Legend of Russian Songwriting
By Eugenia Sokolskaya

Everyone in the Soviet Union knew his songs, despite constant censorship and troubles with the Soviet regime. To this day, any Russian will recognize his raspy singing voice and silly falsetto. But what was the great Vladimir Vysotsky like in person?

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Tags: music, soviet union, vladimir vysotsky, bards
July 13, 2015
Join Us. Get a Book.
Join Us. Get a Book.
By Paul E. Richardson

Why can’t we get along with Russia long term, nor can Russia seem to long enjoy our company? Our Spine of Russia project aims to find out.

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July 1, 2015
War and Peace: 7 Fun Facts
War and Peace: 7 Fun Facts
By Eugenia Sokolskaya

How many characters are in Tolstoy's War and Peace? Could it have been any shorter? Did Tolstoy himself love it or hate it? Find out the answers to these – and more! – questions in this quick list of little-known War and Peace facts.

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Tags: Tolstoy, war and peace, literature
June 24, 2015
What a Difference a Decade Makes
What a Difference a Decade Makes
By Paul E. Richardson

We will send two photojournalists – one American, one Russian – on a month-long road trip down “The Spine of Russia,” to gather the story of modern Russia, to talk to Russians about what they think about America and Americans...

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Tags: travel, us-russian relations, society