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Today in History, Dec. 27

A photo of Osip Mandelstam made by the NKVD after his arrest.

Seventy-five years ago today, on Dec. 27, 1938, one of Russia's most beloved poets, Osip Mandelstam, passed away. The writer is believed to have died at a transit camp near Vladivostok where he was put away after having been charged with counter-revolutionary activities.

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