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November 14, 2008
Chekhov Complete On-line Texts
By Chekhov

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

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Tags: russia, chekhov, literature, texts
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
August 15, 2008
Caucasian Stalemate
By Paul E. Richardson

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
August 4, 2008
Solzhenitsyn
By Paul E. Richardson

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
June 13, 2008
Voloshin Poems
Voloshin Poems
By Constantine Rusanov

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