Monthly Archives: Jan 2022

Streetart – Ilya Mozgi @ Yekaterinburg, Russia — Barbara Picci

Ilya Mozgi @ Yekaterinburg, Russia Location: Yekaterinburg, Russia Artist: Ilya Mozgi (Russia) For: Cbfest Address: Uralskikh Rabochikh, 16 USEFUL LINKS: Ilya Mozgi in this blog | Instagram | Facebook Streetart – Ilya Mozgi @ Yekaterinburg, Russia — Barbara Picci Streetart – Ilya Mozgi @ Yekaterinburg, Russia — Barbara Picci

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#OnThisDay: Russia Transferred Alaska to US, 1867

The thought of Russia selling Alaska to the United States in 1867 – or any other time – makes my head spin. My first thought was, I bet the Russians are still kicking themselves over this! That led to me look up the origins of the idiom to kick oneself. According to my handy reference […] #OnThisDay: Russia Transferred Alaska

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NARVA, ESTONIA 🇪🇪 & IVANGOROD, RUSSIA 🇷🇺: FORTRESS

Hey 👋🏽 Russia 🇷🇺, I see 👀 you..Привет Россия, я вижу 👀 тебя..Ivangorod Fortress. Located on the Narva River along the Russian border with Estonia, across from Narva..“Ivangorod Fortress was established by Ivan III in 1492, intended to reaffirm Muscovy’s right to access the Baltic Sea and to form a bulwark against the Teutonic Order, […] NARVA, ESTONIA 🇪🇪 &

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A Different View of Russia

Photo: Daniil Shvedov. An eco-playground in the Gorkinsko-Ometyevsky Forest near Kazan. The problem with headlines is that they tend to focus on bad stuff — a bad leader, say, planning bad moves in a country we know about only from headlines. But a leader can’t be everywhere all the time, and no country is a […] A Different View of

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Ideas of Memory From a Family in Russia

In Memory of Memory, by Maria Stepanova, translated from Russian by Sasha Dugdale The subjectivity and selectiveness of the memory means we can fix on a historical “excerpt“ that has nothing in common with history itself – there will be people out there for whom the 1930s were a lost paradise of innocence and permanence. Especially during […] Ideas of Memory From

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russia!

russian festival day a little taste of everything lots and lots of happy dancing  traditions, tea, wine, beer, language, music, religion, art, history loved experiencing this culture  the people so passionate about it and all so new to me.  — “a nation’s culture resides in the hearts and in the soul of its people.” -mahatma […] russia!

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