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16 September 2014


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April 10, 2014
Subbotniks: Soviet "Days of Service"
Subbotniks: Soviet "Days of Service"

Once, a group of factory workers decided to work without pay for the war effort. Somehow their voluntary sacrifice became the entire Soviet Union's mandatory labor - all "for the greater good."

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Tags: ussr, russian history, subbotnik, lenin
Rating: Zero stars
March 28, 2014
The Solution to Crimea Lies Through Finland
The Solution to Crimea Lies Through Finland

You have to hand it to History. She has a very well developed sense of irony. Exactly 160 years ago today the Crimean War began... While it is useful for the current crisis over Crimea and Ukraine to understand history, solving the crisis is more likely through analogy. 

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Rating: 4.5 stars
March 19, 2014
Happy Birthday, Gogol and Olesha!
Happy Birthday, Gogol and Olesha!

Two writers, two different centuries, one number in common. Actually, Yuri Olesha and Nikolai Gogol have more in common than you think!

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Tags: gogol, olesha, russian literature
Rating: Zero stars
March 18, 2014
In Defense
In Defense

Our definition of a Russophile is not someone who blindly embraces all things Russian as superior, but someone who is innately fascinated by Russia because it is different, because it is interesting, because it is important.

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Tags: Russia, journalism, Crimea, Olympics
Rating: 5.0 stars
March 8, 2014
International Women's Day: A Look Back
International Women's Day: A Look Back

Tired of having to do Valentine's Day and Mother's Day separately? Try it the Russian way and combine them into International Women's Day! A closer look at this convenient holiday's socialist origins and not-so-socialist present form.

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Tags: russia, holiday, women, socialism
Rating: Zero stars