Tag Archives: Caucasus

Let Our Fame Be Great and The Last Man in Russia: review

On the surface, Sochi and Vorkuta have little in common except lying within Russia’s borders. Sochi is a Black Sea holiday resort, currently receiving billions of roubles in investment before the Winter Olympics is held there next year. Vorkuta is … Continue reading

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Mountains of the Mind (with apologies to Robert Macfarlane)

Zahir article number three, this time on mountains in culture. It is difficult to define what makes climbing a mountain so exhilarating. Perhaps it is simply the relief of the summit, the rest after a long slog uphill. More likely … Continue reading

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