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  • But when the thirteen-year-old Berezhnaya tried out in Moscow for the Red Army Club, the man assigned to her case, Vladimir Zakharov, thought she was a mess.

    THE SECOND MARK

  • My mother also thought of my grandfather, who, in 1921, according to family lore, had telegraphed Lenin when a train full of wheat brought for the starving people of Ivanovo had been detained by a squadron of Red Army soldiers with shotguns.

    A Mountain of Crumbs

  • Every year, every competition, the Red Army Club was coming home with medals, and the front office was happy.

    THE SECOND MARK

  • But when they dropped me off in this hotel that was affiliated with the Red Army Club, not far from the bus station, I saw that some kids were really staying there—big boxers and wrestlers.

    THE SECOND MARK

  • Everybody knew that the Red Army stood squarely behind the AVO, which was in effect a Soviet party within the Hungarian Communist Party.

    Enemies of the People

  • Rubles lost their value overnight, people sold their furniture on the sidewalk and began stockpiling potatoes for a famine—and somehow, somewhere, a bureaucrat had managed to open a new dormitory for Red Army Club sportsmen, and Berezhnaya was living better than she had ever lived in her life.

    THE SECOND MARK

  • Despite the harsh atmosphere at the Red Army Club, Berezhnaya was improving rapidly, and others were starting to notice.

    THE SECOND MARK

  • By the time Berezhnaya arrived at the Red Army Club Zhuk was no longer at the helm, but there was still a palpable atmosphere of fear in the building, especially for the girls.

    THE SECOND MARK

  • Between the school and the dorm there was a large and lovely park, and stepping out of the park the teenagers would pass through the impressive gates of the Ministry of Defense Central Red Army Sports Club Dormitory.

    THE SECOND MARK

  • “The request to rename the city of Petrograd after Lenin, put forward by the Petrograd workers, peasants, and Red Army soldiers, is hereby granted,” dictates Maria Mikhailovna.

    A Mountain of Crumbs

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