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Kolyma: Russian Documentary About Arctic Siberia and Stalin’s Repressions Posted by on May 28, 2019

Sergey Korolev's mugshot

Something that’s been widely discussed on the Russian Internet (руне́т) is a recent documentary (документа́льный фильм) by Yuri Dud’ called Kolyma — Birthplace of Our Fear (“Колыма́ — ро́дина на́шего стра́ха“). This film features footage from Northeastern Siberia and interviews with people whose families were affected by Stalinist repressions. The film was created by Yuri…

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«Моё первое русское лето» [My first Russian Summer] Posted by on Jul 6, 2010

Russia is white not only in winter: during summer she’s («Россия» is after all a feminine noun!) covered in what I like to call «летний снег» [summer snow]. Other people call it simply «белый пух» [white down; fluff; fuzz]. The real name for it is «тополиный пух» [poplar fuzz] – and no Russian summer is…

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Russian Literature On Stage: «Поэма «Русские женщины» Н. А. Некрасова» [The Long Poem “Russian Women” by N. A. Nekrasov] Posted by on May 29, 2009

Though there are still some problems with posting pictures here on the blog we can always use videos instead! This is just the beginning – I intend on posting the whole 10 minute version of this tiny play in a couple of days – of how we staged «поэма «Русские женщины» Н. А. Некрасова» [the…

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Tomsk Trip – or Traveling Siberia by Train Posted by on May 25, 2009

This is a video I shot on the «Иркутск – Минск» [‘Irkutsk – Minsk’] train «где-то между Омском и Тюменью» [somewhere between Omsk and Tyumen’] in Western Siberia. On Sunday morning on the train I got bored and decided to play with my phone for a while and found out that it can film videos!…

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