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But which St. Petersburg?

[Sic] From Harper’s Weekly Review: Austria‚Äôs pro-Russia former foreign minister was reported to be moving to St. Petersburg, along with her two ponies.

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Putin sits at a long, long table…

…Far away from potential assassins. Russia once had another leader who commanded violence and death but stayed well away from it himself — Lenin. This, from Victor Sebestyen’s biography: As usual, where the violence was, Lenin wasn’t…In his circle of … Continue reading

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Part 2. The matriarch of all revolutions

As I wrote a few days ago, the Russian Revolution — as narrated by Victor Sebestyen in his historical biography, Lenin — was a series of absurdities which remind me of Armando Iannucci’s great satirical film, The Death of Stalin. … Continue reading

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