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Birthday surprise: Lenin is Tchaikovsky's long-lost relative

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, father of the world proletariat, turns 140 today. To celebrate, historians at his museum in Ulyanovsk — Lenin’s maiden name was Ulyanov and the town where he was born was renamed accordingly upon his death in 1924 … Continue reading

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'Pop,' or how I saw an anti-Semitic WW II agitprop film this weekend

This weekend, I dragged a friend to see “Pop” — Russian for “priest,” with some slightly negative connotations — one of a new crop of patriotic World War II films springing up ahead of the May 9 holiday, and the … Continue reading

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