Russia

Georgia: ancient cave town to mountaintop church

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"My lasting memory of Sighnaghi is, without a doubt, the relaxed stupor the place lured me into. This is aside from the layers of juxtaposing splendor afforded by the combination of adorable architecture, unspoiled fields and assertive mountains."

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“Like Thomas to Mendelssohn’s Wedding March”

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Leipzig elements woven into a tapestry pattern of a Germanophile literary reader – a maze of well-combined imagery.

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“How long have you been a daughter?”

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how long have you been a figure in the ledger of life / put a scanner to your face, read the barcode of time / thirty-three or three, according to the new chronology

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Putin’s Witnesses: an accomplice’s tale

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Focusing on the time from Yeltsin's resignation to shortly after the 2000 presidential election, director Vitaly Mansky takes us behind the scenes of Putin's rise to power - as he himself was behind the scenes as Putin's then-PR guy.

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World Cup 2018: picking the Best Eleven

If you could draft any eleven players from World Cup 2018 into your dream team, which would you pick?

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Estonia: between North and East

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With elements of modern utopia and Soviet dystopia, the Baltic state of Estonia is an intriguing travel destination.

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