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 ANALYSIS
 The West Cannot Afford to Be Indifferent to Georgia's Fate

     "Russia is exasperated with the West and also contemptuous of it." Perspective on the clash between Russia and Georgia by James Sherr in the Australian press.

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OBITUARY

Literary Giant Who Defied Soviets

     The heroic and byzantine life of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn as documented by the New York Times, with disturbing note that "he embraced ...Putin as a restorer of Russia's greatness."

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 SONG

Surfin' U.S.S.R.



     Ray Stevens does both the Beatles and the Beach Boys one better in a historical piece remembering the mythical Soviet sub incident at Malibu.

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POETRY
Winter Night

     In a poem he attributed to his fictional character Zhivago, Boris Pasternak sets the atmosphere for his haunting novel of the Russian Revolution.

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SHORT STORY
A Faint Heart

     In a tragedy of a deformed, lovesick scribe's crazy procrastination, Fyodor Dostoevsky's tale captures the nearly bipolar nature of the Russian soul.

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HISTORY
The Cuban Missile Crisis



     Russia has intimated that it will reassert itself in Cuba to counteract the perceived threat to its sphere of influence of Georgia's desire to join NATO. One such showdown from the past narrowly averted nuclear war.

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GOODGOSH ORIGINAL

Crawling Through Life, Tanks

by Emma Krasov



 
A strange love story from the strange times of Stalin's Russia.

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