Our Team

The team that collaborates to produce the periodicals and books published by Russian Life are a diverse lot with talents and interests not limited to things Russian. 

Paul E. Richardson
Paul E. Richardson

Publisher and Editor

As Publisher and Editor, Paul Richardson oversees all editorial, design, production and management of the company's periodicals and books out of its office in Montpelier, Vermont. Involved in US-Russian business for over 25 years, Richardson headed up one of the first Soviet-Western joint ventures in Moscow, in 1989 and 1990. He is the author of three published novels, a mildly humorous book on running, and editor of numerous works of fiction and nonfiction. His website is here.

Maria Antonova
Maria Antonova

Managing Editor

Maria Antonova was born in Moscow, moved to the U.S. in 1994, but returned regularly. After completing BA degrees in French and International Studies at the University of Washington, she relocated back to Moscow. In addition to her duties as Russian Life's Managing Editor, she is a correspondent for Agence France Presse.

Eileen Shine
Eileen Shine

Office Manager

Eileen brings over two decades of both design and customer service experience to her work with Russian Life. If you call in to check on your subscription, she is most likely the person you will speak with. 

Nora Favorov
Nora Favorov

Translations Editor

Nora Seligman Favorov is a Russian-to-English translator specializing in Russian history and literature. Her recent translations include the 1863 novel City Folk and Country Folk by Sofia Khvoshchinskaya (Russian Library, 2017) and Stalin: New Biography of a Dictator by Oleg Khlevniuk (Yale, 2015), selected as Pushkin House UK’s “best Russian book in translation” for 2016. Involved in the American Translators Association for decades, she currently serves on ATA’s Certification Committee and is associate editor of ATA’s Slavic Languages Division newsletter, SlavFile. A Russian-history buff, she has been translating Russian Life’s “Calendar” feature since 2005 and serves as the magazine’s translation editor.

Tamara Eidelman
Tamara Eidelman

History Editor

Tamara Eidelman teaches history at one of Moscow’s finest high schools. She is a member of the Moscow and European Associations of History Teachers and works as a radio host on Mayak-24, where she writes the history program, Conjunctive Mood. She has been the magazine's History Editor since 2003. She compiles the Calendar section and regularly contributes, vetts and edits articles on historical themes.

Irina Bukharin
Irina Bukharin

Managing Editor, The Weekly Russia File

Irina Bukharin is a graduate of Swarthmore College, and now works full-time at a think-tank in Washington, DC. But of course her real job is relentlessly hunting the interwebs for things that others are missing on the Russia front. She enjoys running anywhere, baking anything, and reading everything.

 

Scott Widmer
Scott Widmer

Web Guru

A broadly experienced engineer and problem solver with deep knowledge of ColdFusion, HTML, CSS, JS, SQL and plenty of other acronyms you'd rather not shake a stick at. Scott excels at listening to client needs and providing clever and efficient solutions. He also happens to be a competitive bowler but he’s no Roy Munson.

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Russian Life is a 29-year-young, award-winning publishing house that creates a bimonthly magazine, books, maps, and other products for Russophiles the world over.

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