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July 18, 2012 (Issue # 1718) As Russia marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of Interior Minister and Third Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Russian Empire, Pyotr Stolypin, country experts are scrutinizing his economic legacy.
Shortly after her accession to the throne in 1762, Catherine II of Russia found herself discussing a distant part of her empire with her senators. She soon realised that most of those present had no idea where the piece of territory in question
Chen Guangcheng seems to be settling in nicely as a visiting scholar at New York University's law school a faculty apartment in Greenwich Village for him and his family, and courses in English, American history and law. It wasn't so long ago that Mr.
As happened in Vancouver, the Olympic copyright cops are out in full force, bullying shop owners to remove anything they perceive to be an infringement of copyright, even the Olympic motto. A British shopkeeper with five hula hoops in her window was
Sipa Press/Rex Features The debate on whether Vladimir Lenin's embalmed corpse should remain in a mausoleum in the middle of Moscow's Red Square or be interred alongside his mother, as some say was the communist leader's wish, bubbled up again this
Displayed body of Bolshevik revolutionary Lenin, who died in 1924, should be buried, says Vladimir Medinsky. Photograph: Sergei Karpukhin/AP When the minister Yuri Khariyakin told the Soviet parliament in 1989 that Lenin had expressed a wish to be
Culture Minister Vladimir Medinsky told radio listeners last Saturday that Bolshevik leader Vladimir Lenin should be laid torest andhis mausoleum turned intoa museum. I have always though that his body should be returned tothe earth. I would observe
9 June 2012 Russia is edging towards a historic decision to bury the embalmed corpse of the founder of the Soviet Union, Vladimir Lenin...New culture minister Vladimir Medinsky, who is seen as close to President Putin, yesterday said it was absurd'
Vera Monitor readers share their favorite book picks. By Martha Barkley, Charleston, S.C. / May 17, 2012 I just finished reading Vera ( Mrs. Vladimir Nabokov ) by Stacy Schiff. The mysterious marriage of Vera and her famous husband, the author of "
There was, instead, a corpulent poet, whose admirers thrust lilac boughs at him. A bespectacled detective novelist was autographing everything at hand books, of course, but also scratch paper, identification cards and, once, a middle-aged woman in a