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Who is the Real Doctor Zhivago?

Boris Pasternak (February 10, 1890 – May 30, 1960) I watched this BBC program some time in 2018. It inspired me to read “Doctor Zhivago” all over again. It helped me to appreciate the man who wrote the book. Most … Continue reading

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His Assassination was the First Shot in Stalin’s Great Purge

Sergei Kirov (March 27, 1886 – December 1, 1934) On this day in history (in 1934), the man who was considered next in line from Joseph Stalin was shot in the neck while attending his offices in Leningrad (then Saint … Continue reading

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