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Real Russian Stories
Kimber Ross (US) 14.04.2014

At the age of 12, in a boarding school for Soviet boys, Volodya (the Russian diminutive of Vladimir) discovered his first love – music. In the wake of World War 2, with millions of shattered families struggling to make ends meet, the Soviet government organized free boarding schools for the children of soldiers who had died on the...


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Kimber Ross (US) 06.11.2013

Ivan was born in 1949 in a poverty-stricken village near Chisinau (current-day Moldova).  His mother died when he was just an infant, so little Vanya and his older sister, Vera, were sent to live with relatives.  Their father later fell in love with another woman, Katya, but life was difficult after the war, and she was hesitant to...


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Kimber Ross (US) 25.09.2013

Growing up in the Soviet city of Sverdlovsk in the 1960s, Nina had a golden childhood.   Attending kindergarten in the center of the city gave Nina many exciting opportunities.  She developed a love of culture while admiring exhibitions during field trips to local art galleries and an appreciation for the natural world while...


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