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09/15/2018 09:05Novichok attack: Actors play their part in Putin's masquerade    ( The Times )
Not since the great days of Anton Chekhov has Russia staged such a riveting original drama. It was a fine performance, given that Alexander Petrov ...
07/10/2018 04:25Struggling to Love, Work and Do the Right Thing in Putin's Russia    ( New York Times )
Like the author, he was born in Russia but raised in the United States. Like the ... Gessen is a writer of spare sentences; he's more of a Chekhov than a ...
03/16/2018 07:50Does Putin's Russia reject the West?    ( BBC News )
Russians are famed for their hardiness. But ask about politics and there's one fear that keeps recurring - no-one wants to return to the chaos and criminality of the 1990s. Those who lived through the Soviet collapse still shudder at the memory of the empty shops, the queues and the hardship. In some ...
03/02/2018 18:10Red Sparrow review - from Russia with lust    ( The Arts Desk )
Deprived of the Bolshoi's free accommodation and financial backing and with an ailing mother to support, Dominika is strong-armed by her uncle Vanya – the Chekhov joke never lands – to join one of the state schools which train “sparrows”, a name given to the women who are ruthlessly drilled in ...
03/02/2018 18:10Film review: Red Sparrow is a 'painfully unsexy thriller'    ( BBC News )
The uncle really is called Vanya, the film's first and last connection to Chekhov. Meanwhile, an American CIA agent, Nate Nash (Joel Edgerton), has been running around Gorky Park. Protecting his highly-placed Russian source, he blows his own cover and is sent home in disgrace. Dominika is soon ...
02/22/2018 12:40Putin Does Not Represent Russia    ( Havana Times )
... sculptors, writers, and actors, not to mention outstanding Russian athletes, is seemingly endless. Where would the world of literature be without the masterpieces of Dostoevsky? Where would the world of ballet be without the genius of Tchaikovsky? What about the stage without the works of Chekhov?
02/15/2018 04:15Recover From Valentine's Day With the Academy Award–nominated Loveless    ( )
On the grand scale it's an unsparing indictment of Putin's Russia (Zvyagintsev made Loveless without a ruble of state funding) where mercenary capitalism coexists with a crumbling post-industrial landscape. But it's also a domestic drama worthy of Chekhov about a couple living on the outskirts of ...
02/06/2018 12:20Boris Akunin: the evolution of Russia's dissident detective novelist into a master historian    ( The Calvert Journal )
To find an example you have to look no further than the front cover: the title, The History of the Russian State, is juxtaposed with his pseudonym, Boris Akunin, an obvious reference to 19th-century Russian anarchist Mikhail Bakunin, a sworn enemy of states in general, and the the Russian state in ...
02/05/2018 20:25Boris Akunin: the evolution of Russia's dissident detective novelist into a master historian    ( The Calvert Journal )
Indeed, he does nothing to hide his own ambitions and embraces a comparison with Nikolai Karamzin, the most famous Russian historian of the 19th century, who started out as a poet. Chkhartishvili's History of the Russian State has almost exactly the same name as Karamzin's 12-volume work.
12/15/2017 19:50Russia former economy minister Alexei Ulyukayev jailed for eight years for taking bribe from ...    (Deccan Chronicle)
Russia minister close to Putin faces 10 yrs in 'harsh regime' prison for bribe - Deccan Chronicle
12/12/2017 11:35Vladimir Putin 4.0 — Russia's wartime president    ( Deutsche Welle )
One Novaya Gazeta commentator wrote that whether war is the intended outcome or not, Putin's saber-rattling makes it much more likely, referencing a quote from Russian literary figure Anton Chekhov: "If in the first act you have hung a pistol on the wall, then in the following one it should be fired.
11/06/2017 11:25One family's divergent views of the Bolshevik revolution tell a tale of Russia's complicated past ...    ( Christian Science Monitor )
They forced all Russians to read Tolstoy and Chekhov. Putin himself was a kid from a working-class family. Before the revolution, he wouldn't have ...
11/03/2017 03:00Anfisa Chekhova is planning to participate in presidential elections    ( The Stopru )
On his page in Instagram Anfisa Chekhov has published a statement in ... he wrote about his intention to run as a candidate for President of Russia.
11/02/2017 10:30Anfisa Chekhova shared a touching video “the future President of Russia”    ( The Stopru )
Subscribers Anfisa Chekhova expressed willingness to vote for a President and be a team of staff from their children. But Chekhov believes that the ...
10/31/2017 09:50Seems like everyone's colluding with Russia now    ( Washington Post )
Technically, President Trump's standard line of defense in the Russia probe — we did not ... The evidence of Clinton's alleged “collusion” with Russia? ... and Punishment,” “The Brothers Karamazov” or any play by Anton Chekhov.
08/17/2017 10:15In rare trial of top Russia official, former economy minister claims Vladimir Putin's ally entrapped ...    (ClickLancashire)
Russian ex-minister on trial for bribery blames Putin ally - ClickLancashire
08/05/2017 20:45Chekhov documentary and guest bartenders    ( The Ridgefield Press )
The documentary, 'From Russia to Hollywood,' was created and co-produced by Lisa Dalton, President of the National Michael Chekhov Association.
07/15/2017 11:45Dozens of books try to explain Putin and his Russia. Here are some of the best.    ( Washington Post )
Read Chekhov, he advised. We did, but luckily there are many significantly more contemporary accounts of how Russia got to its troubled post-Soviet ...
06/16/2017 09:40This is the perfect time to make Putin feel more pain    ( New York Post )
Russian regimes will always have Western apologists, dupes and, not least, sentimentalists who idealize the bygone Russia of Tolstoy and Chekhov, ...
04/22/2017 15:15Joe Yurgine: Putin's method of punishment opaque and deniable    ( Kankakee Daily Journal )
As I have mentioned in the earlier article, Russia is stuck in the past. The author Anton Chekhov, a doctor, lived in Tsarist Russia in the 1880s, a time ...


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