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

Dear Readers: Today we return to those dark days of olden yore, and the horrific death of a child.  A death which shook Russia to its core.  I have this piece by Andrei Sidorchik from the journal Argumenty I Fakty. … Continue reading

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