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“Like Thomas to Mendelssohn’s Wedding March”

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Germanophile poetry cover. Public domain photo

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 daughter?" - Poetry. Public domain photo

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

in Movies/Opinion/Politics by
Putin's Witnesses takes a chilling, intimate look at Putin's rise to power. (Image: public domain)

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

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Daniel's Best Eleven. Public domain photo

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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"Sillamäe" - the "town of fresh sea winds" - in Estonia was built during the Soviet Union in the 1940-50s to house factory workers and their families. (Photo: Stefan Herfurth)

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

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Divisive Nationalism in today’s world

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Is the unraveling of democracy near? Is there a globalized racism epidemic? Or are people’s fears and prejudices of a different nature?

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