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Autumn leaves in the wood next to my flat  
   

Autumn leaves in the wood next to my flat

A very Russian autumn

December 20th 2010
A missed flight from Tajikistan to Ukraine followed by a hastily booked, last-minute one from Tajikistan to Frankfurt and a 36-hour bus journey across Eastern Europe to Kiev followed by a 14-hour train had me arriving, although only just and with 14 pence left to my name, back in Moscow. The first weekend was spent in my girlfriend Alisa's home town of Protvino, a well-planned, high-rise co ... read more
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Russian Flag Founded in the 12th century, the Principality of Muscovy, was able to emerge from over 200 years of Mongol domination (13th-15th centuries) and to gradually conquer and absorb surrounding principalities. In the early 17th century, a new Romanov Dynas... ... read more
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