Q1 reading list update

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Russian books: an update. 🙂 The Siberian Incident This Greig Beck book was actually the most entertaining Russian read of last few months. 😂 Would it qualify for J.T.’s Russian travelogue bingo? Probably. The plot involves the Russian mafia, Lake … Read More

Chelyabinsk Tractor Factory walk

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A summertime walk through the city… Every big Russian city is divided up into районы (districts) and from the very beginning, my heart was set on exploring Тракторозаводской район, home to Chelyabinsk’s tractor factory. Most people just call the area … Read More

Inspired by a film

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Movie time! 🙂 The original movie: Inspired these… The original movie: Inspired this title… Have you encountered any books / restaurants / monuments inspired by a famous Soviet film? Leave me a comment!

Soviet Chelyabinsk

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мозаика @ Южно-Уральский государственный технический колледж, Yuri Gagarin mosaic at South Ural Technical College Behold the «Завоевание космоса»…“The Conquest of Outer Space”! According to this interview, the mosaic was created in 1976 to commemorate the 15th anniversary of Gagarin’s spaceflight. … Read More

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