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Eugene Onegin: Tchaikovsky Conquers the Met – Part II

Dear Readers: Today’s post will conclude my review of the Metropolitan Opera Saturday matinee production of “Eugene Onegin” by Tchaikovsky. Which I watched in an American IMAX movie theater in Live HD streaming, a way of distributing culture to the masses, … Continue reading

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Eugene Onegin: Tchaikovsky Conquers the Met – Part I

Dear Readers: This is my review of the Metropolitan Opera Saturday matinee production of “Eugene Onegin” by Tchaikovsky.  I watched/heard, alas, not in the actual theater at Lincoln Center in New York City, but, second-best choice, in an IMAX movie theater in … Continue reading

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Sakhnin Recants (Sort of) – Part IV

Dear Readers: Today finishing off this interview, in Komsomolskaya Pravda, with Russian political dissident Alexei Sakhnin.  Alexei’s interlocutor is reporter Darya Aslamova who met with Sakhnin in a pub in Stockholm, Sweden.  Sakhnin had just finished recounting his rise and fall … Continue reading

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Sakhnin Recants (Sort of) – Part III

Dear Readers: Please excuse the interruption of one day in our continuing saga of Alexei Sakhnin.  I had important work to do:  I was busy posting fan fiction in the comment section over on Mark Chapman’s blog, (long story), hence the … Continue reading

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Sakhnin Recants (Sort of) – Part II

Dear Readers: Continuing this story from the Komsomolka, it comprises an interview — taking place over glasses of whiskey in a Stockholm pub — between reporter Darya Aslamova and fugitive Russian dissident Alexei Sakhnin. Recall the backstory:  The so-called “Bolotnaya” protests in … Continue reading

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Sakhnin Recants (Sort of) – Part I

Dear Readers: This story in the Komsomolka was written by Darya Aslamova.  Over drinks Darya had a “frank conversation” with Russian Dissident Alexei Sakhnin, who had fled to Sweden at the height of the “Bolotnaya” protests.  Those demonstrations in the … Continue reading

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Chemistry and Life: What Did Trump’s Press Secretary Lie About? – Part II

Dear Readers: Today finishing this piece from Politnavigator, written by Alexander Rostovtsev.  The author handily exposed American hypocrisy, when Trump’s minion Sean Spicer (a) lied about Assad using chemical weapons against his own people; and (b) compared Assad unfavorably with Hitler.  Rostovtsev went … Continue reading

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