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The real Russia behind the hype

Russia is in the news like never before. We don't let that sidetrack us. Ours is a longer view.

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For over twenty years, Russian Life magazine has been the most reliable English language source on Russian history, culture, language, food, online trends, news, books, events, travel, and more.

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The glorious deeds of a famous spy, the smaller deeds of everyday spies, and a whole new horizon for female fighter pilots.

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By Paul E. Richardson

Our last stop on the Children of 1917 expedition was Finland, namely Tampere, the country's second largest city, where we met our final two heroes.


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