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A SYLLOGISM OF PRINTING (libel) Testing an image through printing. The drawing on the etching plate is covered in ink. The ink is wiped...

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PUTTING THE S INTO LAUGHTER Compulsory Hilarity. An X in Russian is transliterated as Kh, a guttural clearing of the throat like the G...

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COPPERPLATE Light up and hard down, was how we were taught to write—a bastardised, simplified calligraphy of ‘scribble’ writing. This was possible with an...

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MIKHAIL IVANOVICH KALININ A Party member from 1898 and a member of the Central committee from 1919, he was neither tried nor shot. He...

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AD HOC My sister collected stamps. My recollection is that from family of friends she received stamps of cosmonauts, ballet dancers and athletes, all...

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VYACHESLAV MIKHAILOVICH MOLOTOV A member of the Party from 1906 and a member of the Central Committee from 1921, through the period of the...

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LEV BORISOVICH KAMENEV A member of the party from 1901 and a member of the Politburo from 1917. He was condemned in the first...