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Book Review Opportunity!

Roll up, roll up!

You may be interested to hear that we have several copies from the publisher of the following book available for review: 88 more words


Prof. Melanie Ilic at Women and their Culture Conference in Seoul

I was invited to attend an international conference on ‘Women and Their Culture’ hosted by EWHA Woman’s University in Seoul, South Korea, at the end of January 2016. 378 more words


Soviet History: Coping with Reality, Alcohol in the Gulags

Two weeks ago while speaking to my grandfather, who had just arrived from Moscow for his annual six-month stay stateside, I asked him about the current sanctions ravaging the Russian economy. 975 more words

Military History

Yet Another Treat for Russophiles

To add to the list of programmes posted earlier, Start the Week on BBC R4 on Monday 11 January is ‘Russia: Tsars to Putin’. Guest speakers include Simon Seebag Montefiore and Amanda Vickery. 51 more words

Melanie Ilic

2016 A Great Year for Russophiles

On the TV, BBC2’s showing of ‘Leningrad and the Orchestra that Defied Hitler’ examines Dmitry Shostakovich’s 7th (Leningrad) Symphony, performed in 1942 when the city was under siege and credited with helping to break the blockade. 475 more words


the bond of love & death

Below is an excerpt from Alexievich’s Nobel Prize speech from 7th December 2015:

Second voice:

“We lived near the Chernobyl nuclear plant. I was working at a bakery, making pasties. 418 more words


Siberian Adventure

The Forbidden Territory

by Dennis Wheatley

I wrote a few months ago that I was planning to re-read some of Dennis Wheatley’s novels. The first three of my choices were reviewed at the time: 469 more words

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