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Perm was immortalized in Chekhov's "Three Sisters" as the genteel but provincial backwater the Prozorovas were so desperate to escape. A little boring, perhaps, but no hotbed of iniquity. Today Perm is open, the missile factories build rockets for Russia's civilian space program, and the oil and mining industries are still going strong.

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