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A chance for IoS readers to win a weekend for two in St Petersburg, with two nights in a good hotel and British Airways flights, donated by Progressive Tours Ltd, the specialists in Russian travel.

The winner will also receive a translated Russian book of his/her choice from each of the seven publishers taking part in The Russians, a promotion of Russian literature funded by the Arts Council of England, which will take place in selected bookshops. Six runners-up will receive a Rough Guide to St Petersburg.

1 Name four great Russian poets of the Stalin era.

2 Which Russian writer used the nom de plume Abram Tertz?

Tie-breaker: Mikhail Bulgakov's The Master and Margarita is recognised as one of the greatest modern Russian novels. Can you think of an alternative title?

Please send your answers on a postcard with your name and address to:

The Russians

PO Box 10167

London NW6 6WH

Terms and conditions: 1 Instructions form part of the rules. 2 Only UK residents aged 18 or over may enter. 3 The closing date is 21.4.96. 4 The winning tie-breaker is the one judged most apt, and judges' decision is final. No correspondence will be entered into.

Progressive Tours Ltd of 12 Porchester Place, Marble Arch, London W2 2BS is fully bonded with ABTA and the CAA for the financial protection of its clients.