Tolstoy, Rasputin, and Teffi, One of Russia's Greatest Woman Writers

Tolstoy, Rasputin, and Teffi, One of Russia's Greatest Woman Writers

By Hans Rollman

Teffi’s genius lies in applying a light, ironic and at times satirical flair of humour to deeply serious subjects 24 May 2016 // 8:30 AM

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"The show serves up an Avengers-esque character round-up, but the plot is powerless.

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