Tag Archives: Russia

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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Dollar Fellow Travellers

Another Zahir article, this time inspired by Gerard Depardieu claiming Russian citizenship and my dissertation on Sidney and Beatrice Webb visiting the USSR. Gerard Depardieu lumbered around the stage of a provincial Russian town, brandishing his new Russian passport, before … Continue reading

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