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Sophie Pinkham – Black Square: Adventures in Post-Soviet Ukraine

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If you’ve ever had any interest in Ukraine, than look no further than Sophie Pinkham’s recent debut, Black Square: Adventures in Post-Soviet Ukraine (W.W. Norton & Company). This book is no mere accounting of current events.  It is a beautifully rendered illustration of life in modern Ukraine that intertwines historical and cultural facts through the

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January 9, 2017

Olga Grushin – Forty Rooms

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In Olga Grushin’s new novel, Forty Rooms (Marian Wood Books/Putnam), we follow a protagonist throughout her life during moments of import in, like the title suggests, forty different rooms. Some of these are in houses or apartments she inhabits, while others run the gamut from small-town library to suburban wine cellar.  Whatever the case, Grushin

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February 22, 2016

Everything New is Old Again

As of March 2014, the Russian government has banned access to a number of news websites and blogs that express oppositional views. This is the latest in a series of moves designed to place all media under state control so that communication can be filtered according to the state’s agenda. The existence of a free

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April 16, 2014

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