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The Russian Revolution / Re: Psychological Studies
« on: May 07, 2006, 01:20:50 AM »
Hi Elisabeth,

I can't really agree with you that being brought up to think that you are prouder, stronger and more intelligent than everyone else is good.  Of course, it's no good to be raised to be ashamed either.  However, it must be possible to find a balance between the two?

Best,

Lisa

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Books about the Romanovs and Imperial Russia / Anna Pavlova
« on: May 07, 2006, 01:14:08 AM »
Hello everyone,

Can anyone recommend a good bio of this great Russian ballerina please?  I love to read about ballerinas because I went to ballet classes when I was little!

Best,

Lisa

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This sounds like my kind of book!  I felt the same way about life before September 11 for a while too, but I seemed to change my mind a year or so later and realise that there were a lot of problems then too.  I am old enough to remember all those terrorist attacks in the '70's and early '80's.  Although they're not comparable, they were pretty awful.

The Edwardian age is bathed in a golden glow for all of us, I feel, especially the life that the aristocrats lived.  I know that I should be just as interested in the servants and working classes but the aristocracy led such scandalous and/ or exciting lives - I am thinking more of the English here!  Another book that is probably like this one is: Unquiet Souls by Angela Lambert.  It's all about the English aristocracy before the First World War.

I hope that this book comes to Australia soon!  I even adore the title!

Best,

Lisa

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www.bookaddiction.blogspot.com

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News Links / Re: Again,Bombs explode in Egypt
« on: April 30, 2006, 12:20:50 AM »
Hello Belochka,

I have also noticed that Muslims here tend to be silent when these terrible acts occur.  However, the media may also be to blame there because I think that if they were actually asked about whether they condemn these acts most Muslims in Australia would say that they do...hopefully.

I am also not sure that poverty is one of the causes of terrorism.  Many terrorists have been highly educated and wealthy.

Best Regards,

Lisa

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www.bookaddiction.blogspot.com

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Hello everyone,

I can't say that Lenin has affected my life very much personally because my ancestry is British.  However, my brother was very attracted to Communism during the Vietnam War and my parents were extremely upset about that.

Also when I went to Griffith Uni we had to do about seven assignments on Marxism.  The class actually groaned in the end!  

Best Regards,

Lisa ::)

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Thank you very much, Belochka.  That is very kind of you.  I am going to try and find that article and may also contact the Russian community in Brisbane to find out more!  

Best wishes,

Lisa

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I am not sure where to place this topic because it really involves social history.  If this is the wrong place I will place it somewhere else.  I have just joined.

I am an Australian and was interested to learn that Kerensky married a journalist from Brisbane, Lydia Tritton, while in Paris after the Revolution.  She came from a well-known family of furniture retailers in Brisbane.  I know that Kerensky lived here for a while and Lydia died tragically at a young age.  According to Nina Berberova's autobiography he didn't like Brisbane.  

It would be interesting to find out more about this.

Best Regards,

Lisa

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