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Picasso was a communist party member, but he would have been locked up for his art under Stalin
These Russian soldiers were being put through their paces yesterday at Alabino, just outside Moscow, in preparation for the huge Victory Day parade planned for 9 May in the capital.
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The Helikon, an opera company that breaks all the rules, is now 20 years old. Shaun Walker in Moscow celebrates its rise
Russian liberals sued over pamphlet saying that the dictator killed civilians
He was more than a match for Maggie. Now the actor is squaring up to Stalin
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Russia has become the latest country to buy the rights to produce a version of the cult British comedy The Office, in a sign that where comedy is concerned today, Slough is not so far from Siberia. The Russian version will initially feature 24 half-hour episodes, to be aired on the Kremlin-backed First Channel.