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March 16, 1996 | RICHARD BOUDREAUX, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As Russians retreating in humiliation from the Soviet empire's lost outposts began to settle here a few years ago, fearful voices at a town meeting demanded a "sanitary cordon" to strangle the new colony. The newcomers, they said, were Russians. But not like us. After all, they're from Central Asia and talk with their hands. They might impose Islam. They'll bring disease, maybe guns and drugs, and take our jobs, our bread, the water from our wells.
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August 25, 2000 | ROBYN DIXON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When the last inhabitant of Tyutchevo village dies, the electricity authorities will snip the wire leading to the last house and roll it up before the thieves get to it. The flowers and grasses will thicken over the track to the village until it is lost. Tyutchevo, once a settlement of about 73 houses, has shrunk to a single person in a crooked wood-and-clay cottage: Maria Lyovina, age 82.
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August 25, 2000 | ROBYN DIXON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When the last inhabitant of Tyutchevo village dies, the electricity authorities will snip the wire leading to the last house and roll it up before the thieves get to it. The flowers and grasses will thicken over the track to the village until it is lost. Tyutchevo, once a settlement of about 73 houses, has shrunk to a single person in a crooked wood-and-clay cottage: Maria Lyovina, age 82.
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March 16, 1996 | RICHARD BOUDREAUX, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As Russians retreating in humiliation from the Soviet empire's lost outposts began to settle here a few years ago, fearful voices at a town meeting demanded a "sanitary cordon" to strangle the new colony. The newcomers, they said, were Russians. But not like us. After all, they're from Central Asia and talk with their hands. They might impose Islam. They'll bring disease, maybe guns and drugs, and take our jobs, our bread, the water from our wells.
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