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Lenin’s Tomb won a Pulitzer for its sweeping account of the downfall and aftermath of Soviet Communism, but the beauty of David Remnick‘s book is his portrayal of Moscow. In gritty, glorious detail, Remnick leads his readers into the dingy apartments of democratic heroes and reactionary cranks, and the well-appointed flats of murderous high officials. Tonight, Remnick will re-breathe some good Moscow air, reeking of tragedy and poetry and pollution, too; his lecture is scheduled in conjunction with the “Places in the Mind” series. At 7 p.m. at the Folger Shakespeare Library, 201 East Capitol St. SE. $10. (202)544-7077. (Bill Gifford)