Russia reclaims Tchaikovsky’s Cambridge robe

The robe that Tchaikovsky wore to receive an honorary doctorate at Cambridge University in June 1893 has been given to the composer’s museum at Klin.

Not sure how the church got involved.


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  • Perhaps a little extra assignment for the GRU assassins who went as ‘tourists’ to view the 13th cathedral in Salisbury – among other activities there? After all, Cambridge has some wonderful ancient buildings too. Perhaps they even went to King’s College to listen to the world-famous choir?

  • I wonder how that priest feels, handling a garment worn by one of his country’s most legendary artistic figures, who just so happened to be, you know, gay.

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