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Month: July 2015

Moscow: The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts

Moscow: The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts

It’s ironic that the only thing Russian about Moscow’s Pushkin Museum is its name. It’s a further irony that Aleksandr Sergeevich Pushkin is regarded as one of Russia’s most famous writers–and by far its most famous poet.  It’s perhaps an even further irony that the museum is just a stone’s throw from the Kremlin, one of the most indelible symbols of Russophilia.  Those Russians sure know their…well, do we have to say the “I” word again? When the capital of…

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