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Archives for June, 2015

The Lady and the Tramp

RECOGNITIONS Candles and shadows, whispers and echoes, windows and mirrors, lit by the moon’s glow; and on the card table, the hand that life dealt you. Win or lose, living’s a gamble. If you came from where I did, the odds are against you. If you don’t like the odds, go find a rainbow. They […]

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How Alexander Pushkin used fairy tales to deal with a lack of free speech

June 6 is Alexander Pushkin’s birth anniversary.  This article looks at how Pushkin used fairy tales to make political points. As well as being recognized as a great writer during his lifetime, Alexander Pushkin was also a successful civil servant. He graduated from the Imperial Lyceum, an elite educational institution established by Tsar Alexander I, […]

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