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  • Faced with imminent exposure and ruin, he holes up in the New York apartment of his son Adam Driver, a cocktail piano player who fled to America and changed his name from Vassily to Basil in order to escape his father's influence.

    Fraud in the Family

  • ‘There is a saintly man living here called Vassily,’ she observed; ‘I wondered whether it was he.’

    A Desperate Character

  • 'There is a saintly man living here called Vassily,' she observed; 'I wondered whether it was he.'

    A Desperate Character and Other Stories

  • As soon as that drowsy, stifling stillness prevailed, which to this day lies like a feather bed on the Russian household and the Russian people in the middle of the day after dinner is eaten, David went to the servants 'rooms (I followed on his heels with a sinking heart) and called Vassily out.

    Knock, Knock, Knock and Other Stories

  • There were articulate Soviet Jewish witnesses and chroniclers, such as Vassily Grossman.

    Holocaust: The Ignored Reality

  • Michael shook his head, smiled, "Vassily " Vassily " look " My plan is this.

    The Arsenal

  • David went to the servants’ rooms (I followed on his heels with a sinking heart) and called Vassily out.

    The Watch

  • And Chernobyl: Consequences of the Catastrophe for People and the Environment, authored by Dr. Alexey Yablokov, Dr. Vassily Nesterenko and Dr. Alexey Nesterenko, finds that medical records between 1986, the year of the accident, and 2004 reflect 985,000 deaths as a result of the radioactivity released.

    Karl Grossman: Nuclear Emergency in Japan

  • He was a big threat to Soviet players and defeated the world champions Mikhail Botvinnik, Vassily Smyslov, Mikhail Tal and Tigran Petrosian more than once.

    Lubomir Kavalek: Chess Legend Turns to Music

  • The love of her life was a White Russian called Vassily, the son of a mine owner, who had been killed in the Donetsk.

    Dan Edelstyn: My quest for the family spirit

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