Posts Tagged ‘Pobedonostsev’

  1. Tchaikovsky’s civil service career: an early advantage


    November 26, 2017 by AK

    I’ve spotted this little detail in Wikipedia’s article on Tchaikovsky; On 10 June 1859, the 19-year-old Tchaikovsky graduated as a titular counselor, a low rung on the civil service ladder. Appointed to the Ministry of Justice, he became a junior assistant within six months and a senior assistant two months after that. The rank of …
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  2. Russian “conservatives” are generally hopeless


    October 31, 2016 by AK

    No matter who gets to occupy the New Shaab Palace and the White House, the Kremlin’s occupants will still have to admit that Russia, viewed as a country rather than merely a strutter on the global stage, is not getting anywhere. It cannot boast of American political liberties, Chinese technological dynamism or European social security, although …
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