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Litterateur redefining world                      December 2020

                 reflection  in  the  windows  at  dusk  and  the  fading  light  on  the  tops  of
                 birch trees. At some point all landscapes require imagination to cover

                 the darkening distances, landscape which is only barely visible during
                 daylight to begin with, let alone when dusk fades. Add to this mystique
                 the curiosity on the part of westerners about the outposts of Siberia, the
                 villages in the east, the prisons, the isolation and cold. For now I turn my
                 attention to a passing Russian man who nods with a smile as he moves
                 toward  the  dining  car.  The  sun  has  set,  so  studying  the  wilderness  of
                 this expansive nation will have to wait for another day as it is finally, and
                 completely, dark.

                                        Amur River between Siberia and China

                                                 Eastern Siberia plain

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