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January 1, 2009
Chtenia 5: Literal Poem Translations

Literal translations of poems from issue 5 of Chtenia.

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Tags: poetry, kudasheva, translation, winter
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November 14, 2008
Chekhov Complete On-line Texts

Complete texts, in English, of several Chekhov short stories.

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Tags: russia, chekhov, literature, texts
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September 20, 2008
Russian Folklore
Russian Folklore

Editor's choice of books about Russian folklore and folktales.

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Tags: books, folktales, russia
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August 15, 2008
Caucasian Stalemate

Last Thursday, after several days of skirmishes and confrontation in the breakaway region of Ossetia, Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili announced a unilateral cessation of hostilities. Hours later, however, Saakashvili ordered his armed forces to undertake a full-scale assault on Ossetia...

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Tags: caucasus, georgia, war
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August 4, 2008
Solzhenitsyn

This morning, Vermont Public Radio called to interview me about Solzhenitsyn's legacy and his life in Vermont. I had just interviewed his wife, Natalya Dmitrievna, while in Moscow in May. We had planned to run that interview in our Nov/Dec issue, to coincide with what would have been the author's 90th birthday. But now we will push it up and run it in our Sep/Oct issue, which goes to press this week. 

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Tags: solzhenitsyn
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June 13, 2008
Voloshin Poems
Voloshin Poems

Translator Constantine Rusanov has crafted these wonderful English versions of 11 of Maximilian Voloshin's poems. They are reprinted here with permission. The copyright to the English versions remains with Mr. Rusanov. To see the English translations alongside the original Russian, download <a href="http://www.russianlife.net/pdf/voloshin.pdf">this PDF file</a>.

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Tags: voloshin, poetry, literature, koktebel
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February 7, 2008
The Case Against Brodsky
The Case Against Brodsky

The secret transcript (in Russian) of Joseph Brodsky's show trial in a St. Petersburg court, at which he was sentenced to 5 years (later reduced to 18 months) of hard labor in the North. Short portions of the transcript are often cited, but this full transcript offers a vivid look at the Kafkaesque Soviet system of justice.

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Tags: brodsky, poetry, dissidence
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