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Kishinev's Country in 1904

When I was young, I was told that my maternal grandparents were from Russia. I had my grandfather's birth certificate translated by a friend, and found that he was born in Kishinev in 1904. Currently Kishinev is in Moldova, but my reading has uncovered a ping pong game of ownership regarding Bessarabia and the surrounding areas during that time frame. Perhaps I'm being dense, but I can't quite make out what country Kishinev was a part of in 1904. Any help would be appreciated.
posted by blurker on Apr 13, 2014 - 6 answers

Molnija Mainspring Hunt

I have a Molnija watch with a busted mainspring (picture of front). I've taken it to my local watch repairman and he couldn't find a replacement through whatever channels he had, but maybe RussianWatchFilter knows more? [more inside]
posted by 23 on Oct 16, 2013 - 4 answers

44th Mongolian Cavalry

The last Cavalry Charge. That's how I remember it, but I can't find it anywhere anymore. In the winter of 1941 a troop of cavalry attacked a German armored column. They were not successful. [more inside]
posted by mule98J on Dec 11, 2012 - 10 answers

Can somebody help me track down the source claiming Leonid Kantorovich was responsible for safety on the Road of Life during the Siege of Leningrad?

Can somebody help me track down the source claiming Leonid Kantorovich was responsible for the safety of evacuees on the Road of Life during the Siege of Leningrad? [more inside]
posted by onalark on Sep 29, 2012 - 7 answers

A couple of days outside of Moscow

Where should I go for a couple of days outside of Moscow with my young son? [more inside]
posted by spbmp on Jun 13, 2012 - 7 answers

Zombie computer?

Apparently my laptop is a zombie. Do I need to do something about this? Complication: I'm in middle-of-nowhere Russia until next fall. [more inside]
posted by toesock on Nov 11, 2011 - 12 answers

Collapse Of Soviet Union

I'm looking for reporting/stories dealing with Russia right when the Soviet Union collapsed. [more inside]
posted by JonesVery on Sep 27, 2011 - 9 answers

Russia Post - they deliver?

Can I rely on Russian post or any courier service to deliver a small gift to just outside of Moscow? [more inside]
posted by outlier on Aug 30, 2011 - 7 answers

What film was that?

What is the name of this film? [more inside]
posted by Quillcards on Jun 27, 2011 - 3 answers

RUSSIA

Help me feed my obsession with all things Russia. [more inside]
posted by triggerfinger on Jun 1, 2011 - 27 answers

Back in the USSR

Trying to remember a spy thriller film from the early 80s. [more inside]
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Mar 24, 2011 - 7 answers

Books like this little-known book

Bookfilter: I want to read books that are similar to "Saturn is almost invisible" by Vasily Ardamatsky. [more inside]
posted by vidur on Feb 16, 2011 - 4 answers

Cheapest way to mail and track documents going from US to Russia?

I need to mail some important documents from the US to Russia via a method that is trackable. The cheapest price I can find is $28.95 via USPS. Does anyone know of a less expensive method that includes tracking information? These are just paper documents, not a package. Thanks!
posted by emily37 on Jan 5, 2011 - 9 answers

Cost to translate the last two Red Wheel books

What would be a ballpark cost to translate Solzhenitsyn's remaining two "Red Wheel" books into English? [more inside]
posted by TheManChild2000 on Nov 5, 2010 - 7 answers

Treatment of British POWs during the Crimean War?

History filter: can you point me to sources on the treatment of British POWs during the Crimean War? [more inside]
posted by artemisia on Sep 15, 2010 - 5 answers

Kissing an Idiot

What's with all the kissing in Dostoyevsky's The Idiot? [more inside]
posted by holterbarbour on Jul 25, 2010 - 8 answers

Are these Russian decongestants?

What was originally in this Russian box?
posted by cropshy on Jul 16, 2010 - 9 answers

Could somebody listen to Russia, for a moment?

Does anyone have a shortwave radio, or something that could pick up an AM station in Russia? [more inside]
posted by Bathtub Bobsled on Jun 5, 2010 - 9 answers

Help me help my friend in DC.

A Russian friend of mine may be in a dangerous situation in Washington, DC. [more inside]
posted by fake on May 19, 2010 - 243 answers

A question about the Russian soccer league

What happens in Russia to the soccer league when the national team qualify for tournaments? I know the league runs throughout the summer, but does it continue despite the World Cup/European Cup, even if Russia qualify?
posted by Monkeymoo on May 18, 2010 - 3 answers

Moscow or St. Petersburg?

I'm applying to study abroad in Russia. Problem is, I'm torn between studying in Moscow or St. Petersburg. [more inside]
posted by myelin sheath on Feb 7, 2010 - 14 answers

Music for a zakuski gathering?

I am hosting a zakuski gathering soon, and I need music! I already have much Slavic Soul Party and Gogol Bordello. [more inside]
posted by everichon on Dec 14, 2009 - 14 answers

travel to dagestan issues

US citizen wanting to travel to dagestan. What are the hurdles and problems I will face? [more inside]
posted by saraindc on Aug 9, 2009 - 6 answers

How do you get a permit to visit the Altai Republic in Russia?

Me and my gf want to visit the Altai Republic in Russia. However a friend of ours wanted to visit the place, but weren't allowed to enter because he didn't have a permit. So where does one get a permit to enter the Altai Republic and why is it necessary to get one? I mean, a tourist-visa should be able to give you access to most of the country as long as the cities you want to visit is stated on the visa.
posted by madcow20 on Sep 30, 2008 - 3 answers

Tashkent, here I come! *THWACK*

Traveling CIS / Central Asia via train: romantic silk route journey or hell on an iron horse? [more inside]
posted by electronslave on Mar 19, 2008 - 7 answers

Who were these masked kids?

Can you provide context for a gas masked army of children? [more inside]
posted by zamboni on Jun 29, 2007 - 16 answers

Where did all the propagandists go?

Are any of the old Soviet poster designers still working? [more inside]
posted by brundlefly on Sep 29, 2006 - 5 answers

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