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Dear watch enthusiasts, welcome to my blog dedicated to the fascinating world of Russian and Soviet watches. Here, you will find a wide range of articles exploring the history, technology, and curiosities of these extraordinary timepieces. From detailed reviews of specific models to practical guides for collectors, along with historical insights and book reviews, my goal is to share the passion and knowledge about this captivating chapter of watchmaking.


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Slava California Watch: An Iconic Timepiece of History and Innovation

The Slava California watch is an iconic timepiece produced by the Second Moscow Watch Factory, known for its distinctive half ...
russian watch Raketa Yamal

The Raketa Yamal Watch: An Icon of Soviet Craftsmanship

In the late 1980s, the Peterhof Watch Factory created the Raketa Yamal watch, commemorating the famous nuclear icebreaker. Produced by ...
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The Untold Story of Raheta Watch: A Unique Piece of Russian Horological History

Raheta watches emerged during a challenging period for the Russian watch industry. Utilizing movements from Zaria and creatively navigating the ...
russian watch Slava M.R.N.D. RWANDA

SLAVA M.R.N.D. SUGIRA MU RWANDA: A Propaganda Watch and Its History

The "SLAVA M.R.N.D. SUGIRA MU RWANDA" watch is a significant piece of propaganda from the pre-genocide Rwanda. Produced before the ...

Raketa 3031: The Sovereign Watch of Soviet Technology

The Raketa 3031 is an outstanding example of Soviet watchmaking engineering, produced by the Petrodvorets Watch Factory. This article explores ...
russian watch Luch Gagarin

Cosmonaut Training Center: Gagarin and Leonov on the Watch Dial

Explore the commemorative watch of the Cosmonaut Training Center with Gagarin and Leonov. Discover technical details, historical context, and the ...
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Dmitry Brodnikovskiy – The Unique Rare Raketa-Big Zero Jade Stone Watches from the USSR

Dmitry Brodnikovskiy presents the Raketa Big Zero watches with jade dials, rare items from the USSR in the 1980s. These ...
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Are Soviet Clocks Only Wristwatches? Absolutely Not!

This blog explores the rich history of Soviet table clocks, highlighting their significance in post-war households. It includes a personal ...
Fronte del passaporto di un orologio sovietico Vostok Amphibia con movimento 2409A.

Translation and Analysis of the Soviet Watch Passport

In this article, we provide a detailed translation and in-depth analysis of the passport of a Soviet watch. We explore ...
russian watch Vostok Komandirskie

The Mystery of the Vostok Komandirskie: Commemorating the 70th Anniversary of the Volkhov Hydroelectric Plant or Related to the Oil Industry?

This article investigates the meaning behind the Vostok Komandirskie watch dial, presenting two theories: a tribute to the Volkhov Hydroelectric ...
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Raketa Sosnovy Bor Watch: A Commemorative Timepiece Telling a Story of Energy and Culture

Discover the fascinating history of the Raketa Sosnovy Bor watch, a unique commemorative piece celebrating the twenty-year anniversary of the ...
Primo piano di un orologio con quadrante nero e dettagli dorati, recante la scritta in cirillico "1932" e "МУРМАНСКИЙ МОРСКОЙ КОЛЛЕДЖ ИМ. И. МЕСЯЦЕВА". Proprietà di Sovietaly.

Maritime College of Murmansk Raketa Watch: A Tribute to Maritime Excellence

The Raketa Watch for the Maritime College of Murmansk is an elegant model with a gold case and Raketa 2409 ...

Ostwok: The Story and Mystery of Russian Watches Marketed as Swiss

The Ostwok brand combines the reliability of Soviet military watches with Swiss precision. Founded in 1993 in Fehraltorf, Switzerland, Ostwok ...
Vintage Soviet wristwatch showing days of the week and months in Cyrillic, surrounded by modern watches with date displays in multiple languages.

Complete Guide to Abbreviations of Days of the Week and Months on Soviet Watches

Discover the abbreviations for the days of the week and months on Soviet watches, with correspondences in Cyrillic, English, French, ...
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The Iconic Soviet Achievements Commemorated on Slava Watches

The Slava commemorative watches, created to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Soviet Union, feature icons representing key Soviet achievements ...
Logo della Polare Aviazione MGA con orso polare, pinguini e simbolo aeroflot sovietico.

The Soviet Polar Aviation

Soviet Polar Aviation, a specialised division of Aeroflot, played a crucial role in aerial operations in polar regions. Founded in ...
Orologio Komandirskie con quadrante craquelé e colore virato.

Vostok Faded Dial: Causes and Appeal of Soviet Watch Dials

The faded dials of Soviet watches, such as the famous Vostok, are a fascinating phenomenon for both collectors and watch ...
Segnalibro di plastica con il logo "Information-Science '90" di Novosibirsk.

Soviet Bookmarks from 1990: Reflections on an Era of Change

Soviet bookmarks from 1990 offer a fascinating glimpse into the culture and social dynamics of the era. This article explores ...
russian holographic watch Raketa

Vostok and Raketa Holographic Watches

Vostok and Raketa are known for their holographic watches, featuring military themes and rare designs with Poljot 2609 calibers. Raketa's ...
Soviet Union commemorative watch with Republic of Komi map and symbols

Vostok Commemorative Watch of the Komi Republic

Explore the fascinating history of the Vostok commemorative watch of the Komi Republic, a tribute to S. Spiridonov. Discover the ...
Orologio commemorativo Yamal-Nenets AO per assistenza alla polizia

Commemorative Watch of Yamalo-Nenets Police

This article examines a commemorative watch issued by the Department of Internal Affairs of the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug (УВД Ямало-Ненецкого ...
Logo rosso del marchio Tento con indicazione "SSSR - Moskva".

The Soviet Watch Exporter: TENTO

TENTO, a prominent Soviet manufacturer, was renowned for its high-quality optical instruments, particularly binoculars, and various household appliances. Linked to ...
Russian watch Vostok Amphibia Banana

Vostok Banana vs. Omega Seamaster: A Comparison of Two Iconic Dive Watch Designs

The Vostok Banana, also known as the Vostok Amphibia "Banana," is a Soviet dive watch cherished by collectors. This article ...
russian watch Poljot Baiukonur Azia-TV

Baikonur Azia-TV Poljot Watch: An Iconic and Mysterious Timepiece

The Baikonur Azia-TV Poljot watch represents an iconic piece of Soviet history, featuring Yuri Gagarin and the Baikonur Cosmodrome. This ...
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The Commemorative Watch of the Director of the Kharkiv Military University: A Piece of History in My Collection

In this article, I explore the history and significance of a commemorative watch from the Kharkiv Military University. Learn about ...
russian watch Vostok Gorbachev 1989

The Vostok of Gorbachev: The Watch and the Historic 1989 Visit to Italy

The Vostok of Gorbachev with calibre 2409 celebrates Mikhail Gorbachev's historic visit to Italy in 1989. This article explores the ...
Orologio Zaria dei Goodwill Games del 1990 con logo di cooperazione USA-URSS

Soviet Zaria Watch: A Symbol of the 1990 Goodwill Games

The Zaria watch from the 1990 Goodwill Games represents an intriguing piece of historical memorabilia. Produced for the Seattle event, ...
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The CARDI Vostok Watch Brand: A Collaboration Between Design and Russian Mechanics

The CARDI Vostok watch brand represents a unique collaboration between Western design and Russian mechanical precision. Founded in the early ...
russian watch Raketa 100 years of transport in republic of Karelia

Raketa Karelia: 100 Years of Automotive History

The Raketa watch celebrates the centenary of automotive transport in Karelia with a design rich in historical and technical symbolism ...
Orologio Slava Besançon automatico con quadrante nero e indicatori gialli

The French Branch of SLAVA in Besançon: A Fascinating Chapter in Soviet Watchmaking

The SLAVA branch in Besançon represents an intriguing chapter in the history of Soviet watchmaking. Founded to facilitate Soviet industrial ...
Vintage-style image depicting the history and decline of Soviet watchmaking with iconic Soviet watches, old factories, and mechanical gears in sepia tones.

The Rise and Fall of Soviet Watchmaking: A Timeless Legacy

Explore the fascinating journey of Soviet watchmaking from its innovative beginnings to its decline amidst technological shifts and economic turmoil ...
soviet watch Vostok Komandirskie Operation Desert Shield

Vostok Desert Shield: A Watch Steeped in Legend and History

The Vostok Desert Shield is a legendary Russian timepiece that emerged during the Gulf War to commemorate Operation Desert Shield ...
Michail Fëdorovič Novikov e Vera Fëdorovna Belova, sviluppatori degli orologi Amphibia.

The Amphibia Revolution: The Invention of Soviet Waterproof Watches

This article delves into the revolutionary creation of the Amphibia, the first Soviet waterproof watch. In an exclusive interview, Mikhail ...
The Birth of Soviet Watchmaking: Continuing the Hampden Story - Updated Edition by Alan F. Garratt

The Birth of Soviet Watchmaking: From Dueber-Hampden to Russian Horology

"The Birth of Soviet Watchmaking" offers a detailed account of the origins and development of the Soviet watch industry. The ...
Copertina di "Breve storia dell'arte orologiera" di Genrich Kann

A Brief History of Watchmaking Art (1926 – G. Kann)

Discover a detailed analysis of the book "Краткая история часового искусства" by G. Kann, published in 1926. This article meticulously ...
Orologio da polso vintage sovietico con la fabbrica di orologi Slava di Mosca sullo sfondo.

History of the ‘Slava’ Watch Factory in Moscow: A Journey Through Time

Dive into the detailed history of the 'Slava' Watch Factory in Moscow with our comprehensive article. Discover the factory's journey ...
Strumenti necessari per cambiare il cinturino di un orologio

Detailed Guide on How to Change a Leather Watch Strap

This detailed guide shows you how to change your watch's leather strap with step-by-step instructions and illustrative images for each ...
Tabella identificativa dei codici degli orologi Vostok con modelli Amphibia e Komandirskie, diverse forme di casse e materiali, e elementi di sfondo dell'era sovietica e militare.

Vostok Codes: A Complete Guide

Discover how to decipher the codes of Vostok watches, icons of reliability and robustness. Explore the classification of cases, materials ...
Copertina del libro 'Il tempo nello spazio: Orologi e imprese astronautiche nella Russia del Novecento' di Anna Pegna, con immagine di un orologio sovietico

The Time in Space by Anna Pegna: A Journey into Soviet and Space Horology

"Il tempo nello spazio" by Anna Pegna is out of print and highly sought after by collectors of Russian and ...
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Vremia Watches: Soviet Charm and European Quality

Vremia watches are a unique blend of Russian tradition and Western craftsmanship, born in the late 1980s through the Italian ...
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Poljot History: Soviet Watchmaking Excellence

Discover the history of Poljot, a symbol of Russian watchmaking excellence and innovation. From its origins in the 1920s to ...
russian watch Vostok Komandirskie Tambov Higher Military Aviation Engineering School

Vostok Tambov Watch: A Tribute to the Tambov Higher Military Aviation Engineering School

The Vostok Tambov watch is a special collector's edition dedicated to the graduates of the Tambov Higher Military Aviation Engineering ...
Copertina del libro "Orologi Russi da Collezione" con immagini di orologi e componenti meccanici

The Second Volume of Russian Collectible Watches: A Journey Through Time

Behind the scenes Orologi russi da collezione Volume 2 June 17, 2024, marks an important date for all enthusiasts of ...

Exploring the Universe of Russian Watches with Vittorio: A Journey Through Time and Technology

In this exclusive interview, Andrea from Sovietaly introduces us to Vittorio, a passionate collector of Russian watches. Vittorio shares his ...
russian watch Vostok Komandirskie Aurora

Vostok Aurora: A Review of the 70th Anniversary of the October Russian Revolution Commemorative Watch

In this article, we review the Soviet Vostok Komandirskie Aurora watch, a commemorative piece celebrating the 70th anniversary of the ...
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Vostok Amphibia 470303: An Icon of the ’80s at Garbagnate’s Flea Market

Discover the legendary Soviet Vostok Amphibia 470303, a watch from the '80s now available at Garbagnate's secondhand market. Technical details, ...
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Exploring the Timeless Appeal of Soviet Watches: A Dive into Timepiece History

Dive into the world of Soviet watches with our in-depth exploration. Discover the allure and historical significance of these timepieces, ...
Orologio Vostok Komandirskie 819639

Vostok Komandirskie: A Journey into the World of the Russian Armed Forces

Vostok Komandirskie watches are a tangible testament to Russian history and identity. Produced since the 1980s, these watches are still ...

Save with the Discount Code “sovietaly” on Meranom.com for Vostok Watches

Explore Meranom.com, a historic retailer of Russian Vostok watches, and save 5% on your purchases with the exclusive discount code ...
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Were you looking for Soviet Italy or just Soviet? No worries! This is the Sovietaly website.

f you're a passionate collector of Soviet watches and have searched for the "Sovietaly" channel and website online, you may ...
Vostok Amphibia Radio Room watch

Radio Room Clock: What It Is and How It Works

The radio room clock is a shipboard clock used in the radio rooms of ships to indicate periods of radio ...
Vostok Komandirskie 436942 EMERCOM

Vostok Komandirskie 436942 EMERCOM Watch Review

The Vostok Komandirskie 436942 is a classic Russian watch produced by the Chistopol factory. It has a brass case with ...
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Raketa World Timer: Let’s Explore the World Together!

Cities on the Raketa Watch Bezel: Explore Current Names and Time Zones Worldwide ...
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How to read a Raketa 24h watch: a comprehensive guide

Raketa 24h watches, produced by the Raketa factory in Saint Petersburg, are unique with their 24-hour dial. This article provides ...
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Raketa Big Zero Geiger: The Soviet Watch with a Secret History

Raketa watches have long been a significant part of Russian watchmaking history, with a legacy spanning decades. But among all ...
Holographic Vostok Komandirskie Watch

Vostok 18th Long-Range Tactical Missile Division.

The 18th Long-Range Tactical Missile Division of the Russian Armed Forces is a specialized military unit responsible for managing and ...
russian watch Raketa PM - ВМФ СССР

The Watch Cooperatives of the Petrodvorets Factory

During the Perestroika, three unique cooperatives from the Petrodvorets Watch Factory, known as Raketa, produced exceptional watches. This article explores ...
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Pobeda Lunochod 1: How to Verify the Authenticity of a Commemorative Dial

erify the authenticity of the Pobeda Lunochod 1. Microscopic analysis of the black dial and tips for collectors of Soviet ...
russian watch Raketa Muromets

The Legend of Illya Muromets: Slavic Hero and Cultural Icon

Illya Muromets is a legendary hero in Slavic culture, immortalized in poems and folk tales. This article explores his history ...

Minsk, Hero-City of the Great Patriotic War

ZIM watch from the 80s that mounts the proven caliber ZIM 2602 without shockproof. The dial commemorates the 40th anniversary ...

Ostwok, a Russian watch pretending to be Swiss.

My first encounter with an Ostwok was several years ago. I remember very well that a friend of mine showed ...

How to change the date to a Vostok Komandirski

It’s a relatively simple operation and knowing how to change the date to a Vostok is always convenient. Since there ...

Il-2 Shturmivk. An Ilyushin Fighter in Samara?

In Samara there is an important monument made with a fighter Il-2 Shturmovik. is located in one of the most ...

Precision of Russian Watches: An In-Depth Analysis

This article explores the precision of Russian watches, comparing them with the Swiss C.O.S.C. standards and analyzing the Soviet GOST ...
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The Soviet Postal Service and a commemorative Luch watch.

The military postal service, in the two World Wars, proved to be an essential service to maintain the morale of ...
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Slava АМНТК Союз: A Watch that Tells a Story of Aeronautical Excellence

The Slava АМНТК Союз watch celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Aero-engine Scientific and Technical Complex «Soyuz», the institute responsible ...
russian watch Vostok Komandirskie Central Research Aviation Hospital

Central Military Aviation Research Hospital: 50 Years of Excellence in Aerospace and Aeronautical Medicine

Explore the Vostok Komandirskie created for the 50th anniversary of the Central Military Aviation Research Hospital. Learn about its connection ...

The Unveiled Mystery: The Commemorative Watch of the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant

Explore the mystery behind the commemorative watch of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant. This article unveils the meaning of the ...
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Raketa ЗАЭС- 10 Years Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant: Atomic Energy, Russian Watches, and Red Jasper

The Raketa ЗАЭС is a rare commemorative watch created to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant ...
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Raketa Zero KGB: A Watch Between History and Hindu Symbolism

The Raketa Zero KGB watch represents more than just a timekeeping tool. With a chromed brass case and the 2609 ...
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A Zim Watch That Tells a Glorious Story

This article explores a Soviet Zim watch with a dial that celebrates the Monument of Glory in Kuibyshev (now Samara) ...
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Russian Space Military Forces, a new Vostok added to the collection.

This watch belongs to the sub-collection dedicated to space, specifically the Russian Space Military Forces. It was acquired through a ...

Exclusive: To the North Pole on the Yamal

Embark on an extraordinary journey to the North Pole aboard the nuclear-powered icebreaker Yamal. Follow Jacopo Pasotti’s exclusive travel diary ...
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Vintage Soviet Watches from the 1980s

Dive into the fascinating world of vintage Soviet watches from the 1980s with insights from the 1989 edition of "Orologi ...
russian watch Pobeda 45 years Baikonur

Pobeda Sputnik 1: A Commemorative Space Watch

This article explores the Pobeda Zim commemorative watch, created to celebrate the 45th anniversary of the launch of Sputnik 1 ...
russian watch Vostok Komandirskie Apollo Soyuz

Vostok Komandirskie Apollo Soyuz: The Story of a Commemorative and Promotional Watch

The Vostok Komandirskie Apollo Soyuz is an iconic watch for fans of Russian space-themed timepieces. Often mistaken as a commemorative ...
Poljot Russian Watch Space Center Khrunichev

Poljot Khrunichev Space Center Watch: A Tribute to Russian Space History

The Poljot Khrunichev Space Center watch, produced in the 1990s, is a commemorative piece celebrating the achievements of the Khrunichev ...
russian watch Vostok Amphibia Cosmopolis

Unlocking the Mystery of the Vostok Cosmopolis

The Vostok Cosmopolis is one of the most sought-after and enigmatic watches produced by the Soviet Vostok brand. Often associated ...
Vostok Komandirskie 45 anni unità militare 3375 di protezione MPSR, VGO e SG

Vostok Komandirskie: Analysis of the Watch and History of Military Unit 3375

We analyze a unique Vostok Komandirskie watch celebrating the 45th anniversary of Military Unit 3375, focusing on the meaning of ...
russian watch Luch Minsk Red Church

Luch Minsk Red Church Watch: A Unique Timepiece with Historical Significance

The Luch Minsk Red Church watch is a distinctive example of Belarusian industrial production. This article explores its unique features, ...
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Molnija Pocket Watch: Symbol of the Soviet Guard

An in-depth look at the Molnija pocket watch, a symbol of the Soviet Guard and the Great Patriotic War, with ...
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The Mystery of the Tank on the Dial of the Vostok Komandirskie Watch

The Vostok Komandirskie Tank is one of the most iconic and widespread Russian watches, known for its military design and ...
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Sovietaly: The Journey Behind the Logo and the Birth of a Unique Watch Collection

Discover the journey behind Sovietaly™, a unique collection of Russian and Soviet watches. From the initial inspiration to the creation ...
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Raketa Marine Navy 24h, the mystery unveiled…

The Raketa Marine is one of the most famous and sought-after Raketa 24h watches, considered a "must-have" by collectors. Produced ...
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Simple Guide to Soviet and Russian Watch Movements

This simple guide provides an introduction to recognizing Soviet and Russian watch movements. Soviet watches are notable for containing only ...
russian watch Vostok Komandirskie Missile Troops

Missile Troops and Artillery: The Meaning Behind the Vostok Komandirskie Dial

Discover the meaning behind the Vostok Komandirskie dial, a commemorative watch for the Russian missile troops and artillery. Through a ...

The Double-Headed Eagle: Symbolism and History

Explore the historical symbolism of the double-headed eagle, a symbol of power and unity. This article provides an in-depth analysis ...
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Discovering the Charm of Soviet and Russian Watch Collections

Explore Andrea Manini's collection of over 400 Soviet/Russian watches, gathered since 1992. The history and mystery behind each piece make ...
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Vostok Cosmonaut: The Watch of the Soviet Space Era

The Vostok Cosmonaut is an iconic Soviet watch highly sought after by collectors worldwide. This article explores the different versions ...
Close-up of a Khersones wristwatch showing different world cities and a ship illustration on the dial.

Khersones: The Majestic Three-Masted Sailing Ship and the Raketa Watch

Explore the Raketa Khersones, a collector's watch depicting the legendary Khersones training ship. Learn about the history and curiosities of ...
russian watch Vostok Komandirskie asimmetric case

A Vostok with a Very Particular Asymmetric Case

A Vostok Komandirskie with an asymmetric case and TiN finish, blue dial, and gold hands. A unique and fascinating piece ...
Primo piano di un orologio Vostok Buran celebrativo della Polar Aviation sovietica. Proprietà di Sovietaly.

Discover the Rare Vostok Buran Watch: A Tribute to Soviet Polar Aviation

Explore the Vostok Buran watch, a rare Soviet-era piece dedicated to Polar Aviation. This article delves into its history, unique ...
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Vostok Komandirskie Export Italy Aviation Badge

Explore the Vostok Komandirskie, a historical 1980s watch made for the Italian market, featuring a Soviet aviation badge. Learn about ...

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