[Marxism] Fwd: See Russia like no one else has

Andrew Pollack acpollack2 at gmail.com
Sat Jun 18 08:54:20 MDT 2016

You can't make this shit up.
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From: The Nation <emails at emails.thenation.com>
Date: Sat, Jun 18, 2016 at 10:31 AM
Subject: See Russia like no one else has
To: acpollack2 at juno.com


Dear Friend of *The Nation*,

*Join The Nation’s inaugural excursion to Moscow and St. Petersburg, from
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Calling on our network of contacts and connections in Russia, we’ve
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After taking a high-speed train to Moscow, we’ll travel to the city of
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In Moscow, we’ll stay at the InterContinental Tverskaya Hotel, a modern,
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