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A Country of Poets
March 01, 2010

A Country of Poets

By Mikhail Ivanov

The role of poets in Russia has always stretched beyond the realms of literature. We look at poetry in everyday speech...

Milky Ways
September 01, 2009

Milky Ways

By Mikhail Ivanov

Fallen in the milk lately? Everyone does. Apparently some more than others. Like Alexander Lukashenko, president of Belarus, for example.

Gogol 101
July 01, 2009

Gogol 101

By Mikhail Ivanov

In which columnist Mikhail Ivanov impresses upon his son the importance of reading Gogol, sharing several important Gogolisms along the way.

825 Yards for Barack
March 01, 2009

825 Yards for Barack

By Mikhail Ivanov

The financial crisis offers a pretext to return to a consideration of "despicable metal" and how it is influencing Russian speech.

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