Category Archives: True Crime

Sexual Harassment Case Rocks Russia

Dear Readers: Until recently, Russians didn’t hear much about sexual harassment in the workplace.  In the past, either such harassment did not occur very often; or perhaps it occurred but people just didn’t know about it.  Possibly such incidents were … Continue reading

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Uglich still reeling from unsolved murder of Dmitry Ivanovich – Part VII

Dear Readers: It is time to end this sad story of the Tsarevich Dmitry Ivanovich.  While admitting that we still have not solved his murder.  When starting this series, I had some personal fantasy of solving the crime and thus … Continue reading

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Uglich still reeling from unsolved murder of Dmitry Ivanovich – Part VI

In time the strong and stately turrets fall, In time the rose and silver lilies die, In time the monarchs captive are and thrall, In time the sea and rivers are made dry; The hardest flint in time doth melt … Continue reading

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Uglich still reeling from unsolved murder of Dmitry Ivanovich – Part V

Dear Readers: Yesterday we learned about an important English diplomat named Giles Fletcher the Elder, from whose accounts we know much fascinating information about Russian history of the late 16th century.  Today’s post is a bit of a sidebar from … Continue reading

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Uglich still reeling from unsolved murder of Dmitry Ivanovich – Part IV

Dear Readers: In the last installment of this fascinating story, we jumped to the chase and witnessed the actual murder of Dmitry Ivanovich, the (supposedly) spontaneous riot of the Uglich townspeople that ensued upon the knifing; and then we even … Continue reading

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Uglich still reeling from unsolved murder of Dmitry Ivanovich – Part III

Не приведи Бог видеть русский бунт, бессмысленный и беспощадный! (Alexander Pushkin, “The Captain’s Daughter”) Dear Readers: Welcome back to my review of this piece, along with related material from the Russian wiki. Yesterday we dived in medias res, to the … Continue reading

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Uglich still reeling from unsolved murder of Dmitry Ivanovich – Part II

С ними колокол опальный В этот долгий путь печальный По снегам отправлен был, Чтобы больше не звонил. Чтоб не тешил больше слуха, Оторвали ему ухо, Чтоб к молчанию привык — Медный вырвали язык, Да для большего позора Наказали словно вора: … Continue reading

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