Category Archives: Russia

Nikolai Timkov’s “Leningrad in the Days of the Great Patriotic War”

I recently acquired an unusual piece of ephemera for my collection of Soviet era documents, art and memorabilia. I purchased the item online from a seller in Russia. It was something of an accidental purchase, as I’d mistakenly thought that … Continue reading

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Something new for the house

Those who know me well are quite familiar with my penchant for Soviet-era artwork. Over the course of the past decade or so, my burgeoning collection of posters, banners, paintings and sculptures has filled my library room and, probably to … Continue reading

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Solzhenitsyn…reconsidered

In most literary and academic circles—excepting those of Soviet-era institutions in the USSR and Eastern bloc countries— it is anathema to level even the slightest criticism against the work of Nobel laureate Alexander Solzhenitsyn. But well-reasoned evaluation of the author’s … Continue reading

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Armageddon Theater: The Day After

Originally written for Primary Ignition’s “Mayan Apocalypse Survival Guide,” December 21, 2012. By the 1980s, children of the Cold War knew that those “duck and cover” drills were meaningless. We were living in the era of ICBMs and the doctrine … Continue reading

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