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Milestones: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

November 12, 1969, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn is expelled from the Soviet Writers Union. One year later, he is awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature for The Gulag Archipelago. “If only it … Continue reading Milestones: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

#KaramazovReadalong Day 1: Who is Fyodor?

The #KaramazovReadalong adventure begins with the first chapter entitled Fyodor Pavlovich Karamazov. To commemorate this special date, I steeped a pot of Russian Caravan tea, which has a bold smoky … Continue reading #KaramazovReadalong Day 1: Who is Fyodor?

Three Apples Fell From The Sky

I just finished reading Three Apples Fell From the Sky by Narine Abgaryan. My thanks go to Elisabeth Van Der Meer, from the blog, A Russian Affair, who recommended this … Continue reading Three Apples Fell From The Sky

Celebrating Robert Burns with Dr. Leith Davis

Tonight, we celebrate Robert Burns, affectionately known as Rabbie Burns, the great Scottish poet and lyricist. He has been given the honoured titles of National Bard, Bard of Ayrshire and … Continue reading Celebrating Robert Burns with Dr. Leith Davis