, a wide-ranging new translation of the Russian author’s shorter work.
Of course, as Nadezhda Lokhvitskaya (her given name) points out in the below essay, “Teffi” is a nonsensical pseudonym, a layer of protection, a suit of ill-fitting armor worn to make a brilliant writer look like a holy fool.
On Friday three people were killed when an explosives-rigged car blew up in the city of Pyatigorsk, the center of a federal administrative district created to oversee Kremlin efforts to stabilize the North Caucasus region.
After the October incident, Russian authorities said they started taking saliva samples from religiously conservative women in the area to identify them if they became suicide bombers.
All this, I repeat, has its So I’d like to give an honest account of how this literary name came into being. I was amazed by the friendly way the actors greeted me — I had expected them to hate and despise me. I decided to go but to find myself a place somewhere at the very back where no one would see me. If the play flopped, he might stick his head out from the wings and shout, “Leave this theatre and don’t come back, you fool! ” Once again I made for the wings, but once again the curtain came back down. I carried on dashing backwards and forwards until someone with a shock of wild hair (I learnt later that this was Alexander Kugel) grabbed me by the arm and bellowed, “For the love of God — she’s right here!
It was as I was taking my first steps in literature. Then I remembered a fool who was not only special, but also unfailingly lucky — someone clearly recognized even by fate as the perfect fool. Karpov laughed loudly and said, “The poor author’s wasting away. ” My little play followed a long and extremely tedious four-act work by some novice. ” But the audience laughed once, laughed again, then began to enjoy themselves. ” But at this point the curtain, after going up for the sixth time, came down once and for all. The following day I had my first ever conversation with a journalist, who had come to my apartment to interview me. ” “I’m making some shoes for my niece’s doll…” “Oh really?
A few months ago, authorities introduced a requirement for intercity bus passengers to produce identification when buying tickets, like rail and air passengers, but procedures have remained lax, and some of the routes aren't controlled.
"That confirms the investigators' version that the two terror attacks were linked," Markin said in a statement.Suicide bombings and other terrorist attacks have rocked Russia for years but most recently had been confined to the North Caucasus region. The battle holds an important place in the Russian psyche and increases its symbolic value to attackers.The successive attacks in Volgograd signaled that rebels may be using the transportation hub as a renewed way of showing their reach outside their restive region. "Volgograd, a symbol of Russia's suffering and victory in World War II, has been singled out by the terrorist leaders precisely because of its status in people's minds," Dmitry Trenin, the head of the Carnegie Endowment's Moscow office, said in a commentary posted on the organization's website."They could have been prepared in one place." Markin said a suicide attacker was responsible for the Monday bus explosion — a change from an earlier official statement that the blast was caused by a bomb left in the vehicle's passenger area.No one has claimed responsibility for either bombing, but they come several months after Chechen rebel leader Doku Umarov threatened new attacks against civilian targets in Russia, including the Olympics in Sochi.