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The Whisperers by Orlando Figes

During Stalin’s reign of terror, everyday people were afraid. ¬†They were afraid their past would come back to haunt them, and they were afraid to say what they really thought. When they did speak, they did so in whispers, because … Continue reading

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Travels In Siberia by Ian Frazier

A writer with self-professed “Russia Love”, Ian Frazier thoroughly documents (complete with background history and any other vignette he finds interesting) his five trips to Siberia – the last in 2009.¬† Luckily for Frazier, I’m a history and interesting fact … Continue reading

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