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The Agony and the Ecstasy
February 01, 1998

The Agony and the Ecstasy

By Paul E. Richardson

At first glance, the many stories in this month’s issue might seem to have little in common. In fact, there is a common thread. Each story is about the triumph of talent and beauty amidst incredible adversity.

The Year of the Tiger
January 01, 1998

The Year of the Tiger

By Paul E. Richardson

Since this summer, Russia has been initiating a much more pragmatic, multilateral, innovative foreign policy. Long gone are the days when ideology and the politics of superpower brinksmanship set Russia’s foreign policy. 

Where the Revolution Failed
November 01, 1997

Where the Revolution Failed

By Paul E. Richardson

The 1917 Bolshevik coup d’etat is arguably the most important event of our century. As historian Richard Pipes has written, “had there not been a Russian Revolution, there would very likely have been no National Socialism; probably no Second World War and no decolonization; and certainly no Cold War, which once dominated our lives."

Mother Russia's
June 01, 1997

Mother Russia's "Difficult Kids"

By Paul E. Richardson

Russian folk wisdom has it that, the more difficult the child, the stronger you love him (or her). And so, in honor of International Children’s Day, this year’s first summer issue is dedicated to Russia’s difficult kids, greatly loved.

Life Begins at 40
October 01, 1996

Life Begins at 40

By Paul E. Richardson

It is wholly appropriate that the 40th anniversary of Russian Life should be overshadowed by the 300th anniversary of the Russian Fleet.

A Time to Get Away
July 01, 1996

A Time to Get Away

By Paul E. Richardson

This summer, as you receive your July issue of Russian Life, a small piece of history is being made to which we saw fit to dedicate our cover story.

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