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HAROLD SCHEFSKI currently teaches Russian (language, literature, civilization, and film) at California State University, Long Beach and has published on Russian culture, language, and literature. He has led ten student groups to the Russian Federation and the former Soviet Union and has a particular fondness for Volgograd, Yasnaya Polyana, and the Tchaikovsky estate at Klin (not necessarily in that order). At Long Beach, he has endowed a Russian studies scholarship, which annually rewards student excellence, and he takes a lead role organizing festivals devoted to Tchaikovsky, Pushkin and Dostoyevsky. A Tolstoy festival is planned for October, 2010.