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Reset, Shmeeset
September 01, 2013

Reset, Shmeeset

By Paul E. Richardson

It would be an understatement to say US-Russian relations have hit a low point. Not a Cuban Missile Crisis or even a 1980 Olympic Boycott sort of low point. More like a US bombing of Belgrade or Russian sleeper spies discovered in America sort of low point.

It Takes Guts
November 01, 2012

It Takes Guts

By Mikhail Ivanov

A recent letter that the editors of Russian Life received from one of its respected readers was directed at Mikhail Ivanov and one of his “Survival Russian” columns. We felt it deserved a longer response than space in the magazine allowed.

The Nature of Dissent
October 24, 2012

The Nature of Dissent

By Paul E. Richardson

How should we understand current political dissent in Russia? Russian Life publisher Paul Richardson met with long-time Soviet/Russian political dissident Alexander Skobov to get his views on what is going on in Russia and where things are headed.

The White Ring
March 01, 2012

The White Ring

By Tamara Eidelman

Last Sunday morning I was ashamed of my children. We had sort of planned that we would all go together to take part in the Garden Ring demonstration, but one-by-one they deserted me...

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