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August 23, 1991 | RICHARD C. PADDOCK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The passengers of the Soviet ship were torn Thursday between the Golden Gate Bridge and Mikhail S. Gorbachev. Should they watch the spectacular view as they steamed into San Francisco Bay? Or should they listen to the Soviet president's news conference, broadcast live on American radio hours after he survived an attempted coup.
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March 21, 1999 | MARTIN MALIA, Martin Malia is professor emeritus of history at UC Berkeley and the author of "The Soviet Tragedy: A History of Socialism in Russia, 1917-1991" and the forthcoming "Russia Under Western Eyes; From the Bronze Horseman to the Lenin Mausoleum."
In our multicultural age, the most diverse state in the union is singularly unaware of the history of its smallest, but hardly least significant, minority, the Russians. Yet they were present at the creation, so to speak, if largely as a negative force.
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January 5, 1992 | DAN MORAIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The dried-up drippings of an egg, expertly tossed in an angry protest years ago, still cling to a shuttered window of what was the Soviet Consulate. Antennas still sit atop the roof, as they did when the FBI assumed that the KGB was trying to snatch Silicon Valley secrets from the airwaves. A chirpy recorded voice continues to welcome callers to the Soviet Consulate, and the telephone menu explains how you apply for Soviet citizenship, for a $252 processing fee.
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June 20, 1998 | RICHARD C. PADDOCK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Andrei Kozlenok, the highflying Russian diamond merchant who set up shop in San Francisco and bought a jet, yachts and Lake Tahoe condominiums, was charged Friday with stealing $180 million in gold and gems from the Russian government. Kozlenok, who has predicted that he will be killed in prison because of what he knows about high-ranking Russian officials, was extradited to Moscow on Wednesday from Athens, where he was arrested in January.
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June 20, 1998 | RICHARD C. PADDOCK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Andrei Kozlenok, the highflying Russian diamond merchant who set up shop in San Francisco and bought a jet, yachts and Lake Tahoe condominiums, was charged Friday with stealing $180 million in gold and gems from the Russian government. Kozlenok, who has predicted that he will be killed in prison because of what he knows about high-ranking Russian officials, was extradited to Moscow on Wednesday from Athens, where he was arrested in January.
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March 21, 1999 | MARTIN MALIA, Martin Malia is professor emeritus of history at UC Berkeley and the author of "The Soviet Tragedy: A History of Socialism in Russia, 1917-1991" and the forthcoming "Russia Under Western Eyes; From the Bronze Horseman to the Lenin Mausoleum."
In our multicultural age, the most diverse state in the union is singularly unaware of the history of its smallest, but hardly least significant, minority, the Russians. Yet they were present at the creation, so to speak, if largely as a negative force.
NEWS
January 5, 1992 | DAN MORAIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The dried-up drippings of an egg, expertly tossed in an angry protest years ago, still cling to a shuttered window of what was the Soviet Consulate. Antennas still sit atop the roof, as they did when the FBI assumed that the KGB was trying to snatch Silicon Valley secrets from the airwaves. A chirpy recorded voice continues to welcome callers to the Soviet Consulate, and the telephone menu explains how you apply for Soviet citizenship, for a $252 processing fee.
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August 23, 1991 | RICHARD C. PADDOCK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The passengers of the Soviet ship were torn Thursday between the Golden Gate Bridge and Mikhail S. Gorbachev. Should they watch the spectacular view as they steamed into San Francisco Bay? Or should they listen to the Soviet president's news conference, broadcast live on American radio hours after he survived an attempted coup.
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