chapter  5
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Rosa in Kazakhstan

It is time to return to Rosa Rust. Until 1940 she was safe in her boarding school in Ivanovo-Vosnesensk, and knew little or nothing of the purges. Her mother Kay knew all about them, though. In Moscow, after Bill Rust left her for his new Russian love Tamara Kravets, Kay struck up a relationship with a Russian called Misha. She seems to have married him, though we have no record of it, but sometimes in later years she would refer to Misha as her husband.