Tag Archives: Stalin

“Compare and contrast” US vs Russia

Remember those “compare and contrast” essay questions we used to get in school? I’m still in school — eternally in school — so let’s do another US vs Russia contrast. Russia: in response to the mass non-violent protests supporting Alexey … Continue reading

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Stalin’s “road of bones”

The Sunday, November 22 New York Times main section displayed a striking photograph across the top of the page. It pictured a short section of a two lane highway, the R504 Kolyma Highway, in a remote part of Russia. The … Continue reading

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Bitterly laughing…thank you, Garry Kasparov

Just picked up this tweet from Garry Kasparov–which reminds me why I love Russian literature. Garry Kasparov‏Verified account @Kasparov63 1m1 minute ago An old joke about Stalin went, you must say “Glory to the Leader” never “Glory to God.” Unless the … Continue reading

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