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Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. “Rebuilding Russia”

This notorious essay by a Nobel Prize winner is little known in the West. Widely distributed in the Soviet Union, when first published in 1990, the essay is almost unknown to the foreign audience. So, I deemed it my obligation Read More

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Violent Women




The Soviet Union was a pioneer in the emancipation of women. It was one of the first countries to grant women a right to vote. Thousands of the Red Army soldiers sacrificed their lives to free women of the Central Asia and Caucasus from the centuries-long oppression by Muslim fanatics. The first female ambassador in modern times was Alexandra Kollontai, who was appointed to represent interests of the USSR in ...

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