Flashbacks

Blasts from the past

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Did the Ukrainians Get What They Dreamt About?

I asked Ukrainian protesters on Kiev's Independence Square in February 2014 to formulate their biggest dream in as little as 10 seconds. Here are their answers: https://www.instagram.com/p/k1dybXIPEM/?taken-by=newsbee "Our...
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“Workers’ Demonstrations” in USSR

On the first of May, as well as on other Soviet holidays that required universal shows of loyalty, factory and office workers, government employees,...

Mi recuerdo de una conversación con Aleksandr Nekrich

Conocí a Aleksandr Nekrich en 1990, cuando estuve en Cambridge, MA, y teníamos muchas conversaciones sobre la historia y el futuro de la Unión...
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Gas & Oreo

 They say a good flashback can bring out a good story. Don't know. Today I had a flashback related to gasoline and Oreo cookies....
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Don’t Do What the Mullah Does

One of my Afghan drivers never missed a chance to make sarcastic comments about religion in general and the Islamic clergy in particular whenever...

Afghan Women

It's hard to discuss Afghan women, because one can hardly describe the subject concealed for the most part by the controversial blue or white...

Edward Bernays, Father of Public Relations

Back in 1990 I was attending a social meeting of some kind, organized by Harvard, in Cambridge, MA. In those years being Russian at...

Stalin and Dow Jones

Once upon a time a TASS night-time editor picked up a ringing phone and - lo and behold - there was Stalin's voice on...

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