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July 13, 2014
Happy Russian Mail Day
Happy Russian Mail Day

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
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July 4, 2014
Stranger on a Train
Stranger on a Train

Sample Alexei Bayer's myster novel Murder at the Dacha with this gripping incident on board a Moscow commuter train.

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July 1, 2014
Isaac Babel and Russian Jews
Isaac Babel and Russian Jews

Ever wonder why so many Russian Jews ended up in the US? Perhaps it was the educational quotas, or the restrictions on travel and residence, or maybe the rampant anti-Semitism and violence – and all the other miseries chronicled by Jewish writer Isaac Babel.

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Tags: jews, isaac babel, russia, russian empire
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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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