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Contemplating Chernobyl
May 01, 2011

Contemplating Chernobyl

By Maria Antonova

Just as Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus were preparing to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the deadly Chernobyl nuclear accident (April 26, 1986), the world faced a harrowing reminder of the possibility of nuclear catastrophe, as Japan’s Fukushima plant experienced multiple partial meltdowns, spewing radioactive material into the air and water.

Dueling Calendars
November 01, 2010

Dueling Calendars

Women journalism students from Moscow State University reveal 2 contrasting calendars.

The Kremlinologist Catechism
September 01, 2010

The Kremlinologist Catechism

By Anatoly Karlin

There is a catechism that dominates American discourse on Russia today, any many of its underlying assumptions are unsupported by facts, figures or statistics.

Memories of Perestroika
March 01, 2010

Memories of Perestroika

By Malcolm Gilbert

Malcolm Gilbert, a longtime observer of things Russian and Soviet who has been leading academic trips to Russia for over three decades, casts his gaze back to consider the changes perestroika wrought...

Do Svidaniya Stirlitz
January 01, 2010

Do Svidaniya Stirlitz

By Boris Minayev

"We were all Stirlitzes..." A fond look back at the stoic actor Vyacheslav Tikhonov, who brought to life the WWII spy Stirlitz.

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