“Crime and Punishment: Juvenile Offenders Study Russian Literature”: Washington Post

via Ratty, I think: Kaufman thinks Russian literature is — unexpectedly — a particularly good fit for prisoners. The authors often asked what they called “the accursed questions,” Kaufman said: “Who am I? Why am I here? Given I’m going to die, how should I live?” more … [Read more...]

It just keeps going and going!!!

Russian Army singing "Spongebob Squarepants." In many many different settings! Via TKB. … [Read more...]

“The Very Best of Strange Soviet Architecture”

The introductory paragraph seems calculated just to annoy me, but the actual photos are amazing. … [Read more...]

From Helen Rittelmeyer’s post on “Letters from Russia”

Joe Sobran once wrote that the question one should ask any liberal, before asking him anything else, is “In what kind of society would he be a conservative?” That rule holds true with the positions reversed. --the actual review … [Read more...]

Vicki Boykis is right–this sounds glorious

music and translation.  … [Read more...]

“Pushkin Becomes a Little Girl’s Passport”

I review the children's book Letters from Rifka, at Acculturated. Thanks to NJMKW for suggesting it! … [Read more...]

“The First Day of School in Russia”

was September 1, like always. … [Read more...]


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