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Monday, May 21, 2007

More from Moscow





A book fund established in 2006 through the generosity of Kenneth N. Swezey provides us with a stake to purchase English-language books published in the former Soviet Union. I just picked up two in New Haven, From Moscow to Yalta and Leningrad, undated guidebooks that I'm going to guess were printed for visitors to the 1980 Moscow Olympics. In word and picture, these books evoke the last years of Soviet communism and show how the USSR strained to show itself off to the world. Worth a very close reading. -- RP

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