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I had been afraid of Russia ever since I could remember

‘I had been afraid of Russia ever since I could remember. ‘  Colin Thubron’s opening sentence of his 1981 Among the Russians must rank as one of the greatest in recent English-language travel literature: mixing memory with fear and evoking a feeling that many of us in the West can relate to. 955 more words


Real life AOE Polish Winged Hussar

The city of Smolensk is one of the oldest in Russia. The first recorded mention of the city was 863 AD, two years after the founding of… 508 more words

Off The Beaten Track

Low flying Tupolev in Smolensk

If you are a bit of an airplane fanatic (like me) and you visit Smolensk, then you just have to go and see the… 424 more words

Places To Visit

Program Highlights – Week 07/08/2017 to 13/08/2017

All times are UTC/GMT

Tuesday 8


  • Live from Milan, Italy. Requiem Mass in the Ambrosian Rite, for the Funeral of Dionigi Cardinal Tettamanzi, Archbishop Emeritus of Milan, from the Duomo of Milan, the Cathedral of S.
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The walls of Smolensk

After travelling eastbound for four hours from Moscow on the Lastochka, a recorded announcements informs you that “the train is now arriving in the… 501 more words

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The former macaroni factory of Smolensk

During Soviet times, the USSR policy toward religion was based on the ideology of Marxism-Leninism, which made atheism the official doctrine of the Communist Party. 641 more words

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Russian nuclear sub test-launches cruise missile in Barents Sea

TASS Russian News Agency, 5 July 2017

Russia’s Smolensk nuclear-powered submarine has conducted a successful test launch of a cruise missile that hit the designated target in the Barents Sea, the Northern Fleet’s press service said on Wednesday. 116 more words

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