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Leningrad 1941-42

Leningrad 1941-42 Morality In A City Under Siege

Reviewed by Will A. Davis    To read Leningrad 1941-42 by the distinguished and late Russian history professor Sergey Yarov (1959-2015) is like being gut punched. It hits hard about the most basic of the human condition when we are faced with our own survival: Our own morals. The winter of 1941 in Leningrad during …

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Travel icon Arthur Frommer condemns Russia for anti-gay laws.

Americans traveling within Russia must now be aware of new laws that criminalize “pro-gay propaganda”–and threaten them with imprisonment or worse      Although it has received only spotty mention in the press, the recent enactment by Russia of legislation limiting free speech, seems important to me–and of  especial relevance to travel and tourism.  Russian …

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