My dad used to tell me about studying in St. Petersburg back when it was called Leningrad. He was a transfer student from the States majoring in Russian literature, part of a group of other American students living in dorms trying to scrounge up money for borscht and bread. 527 more words
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Stalin, Stalin, wherefore art thou Stalin?
Alasdair: But even the Lodka cannot outrun Rizhin forever. As Lom searches the abandoned Lodka for Chazia’s secret archive, he is followed inside by Rizhin’s police agents, tasked by the President-Commander with demolishing the building. 2,315 more words
The ‘Prophylactic Conversation’ and the management of Russian organised crime: the Ekaterinburg example
Back when Yuri Andropov headed the KGB, the Soviet political police replaced, or at least supplemented the blunter instruments of earlier times with more subtle and insidious ones. 676 more words