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Tourism in the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics

The ЖЖ “History and Modernity” recently posted a collection of Soviet-era travel posters, enticing foreigners to visit the land of Volga barges and Kirghiz peaks, not to mention Gulgas, purges and secret police. The images are – naturally – colorful, … Continue reading

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No App for This: Croc Gulps Phone, Starts Ringing

From the Moscow Times 24 January 2011 KIEV — Workers at a Ukrainian aquarium didn’t believe it when a visitor said a crocodile swallowed her phone. Then the reptile started ringing. The accident in the eastern city of Dnipropetrovsk sounds … Continue reading

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