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Yudin Historical Memory in Russia Advertisements

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David Attenborough sings Armstrong’s “What a Wonderful World”

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DH and Freedom of Speech

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Vladimir Sorokin’s Interview to Esquire (Russian edition)

The best living Russian writer poses the key problem for post-Soviet society–having an open public debate about Soviet experience? Как всегда, виновата элита. Она не повезла советский труп на кладбище — пачкаться не хотелось, кинули в угол на русский «авось», мол, сам сгниет. А он оказался живучим. Если бы … Continue reading

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Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center in Moscow

What a great museum!            

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Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe (2005)

An important place for me to be on this day.  God bless America!

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(Moscow, 24 Dec., 2011) Today we went to Andrei Sakharov Avenue to participate in the rally for fair and just elections.  About 100000 people came to the rally.  It was the biggest political manifestation since the demonstrations of the early … Continue reading

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Andrei Sakharov at the Congress of People’s Deputies (1989)

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Petr Belov’s Exhibition, a Perestroika-Era Artist

I recollect visiting an Exhibition of Petr Belov’s paintings at Dom Aktera.  One of the most important memories of Gorbachev era.                                   A post … Continue reading

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