Monthly Archives: August 2018

Finland Station

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Broken Ring Monument

A great many of the trucks leaving tracks on the Road of Life were American Studebaker 6x6s, shipped across the Atlantic by merchant seamen like my dad.

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Piskarevskoye Memorial Cemetery

What one sees here are rows of mass graves, mounds labeled with the years 1941-45, the years of The Great Patriotic War. During the seige of Leningrad over one million Soviet soldiers and over six hundred thousand Soviet civilians died. … Continue reading

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Peterhof

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Hope

Guardian: “Hope is passive,” Moore said about [his new Trump documentary]. “Hope gives you permission to let someone else do the work. Hope leads people to believe that tax returns, or a pee tape, or the FBI or an adult … Continue reading

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Victory Square

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Здравствуйте

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St. Petersburg

Winter Palace Cruiser Aurora

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Drama Theater

The theater is across the street from my hotel. Driving in I thought it was some sort of abandoned industrial complex. It is immense, fantastical. Today it’s quite dilapidated, but it’s easy to see how 30 or 40 years ago … Continue reading

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Veliky Novgorod

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