Linda DeLaine

LINDA DELAINE was a long-time Russophile and former editor of the Russian Culture section on She contributed hundreds of timeless articles to Russian Life's online archive before her sudden death in March 2002.


Death of a Dynasty (The Blog)
Saints Cyril and Methodius (The Blog)
Great Lent (The Blog)
Let the Maslenitsa Begin! (The Blog)
Nikita S. Khrushchev (The Blog)
Celebrating Women on Women's Day (The Blog)
Post WWII Years (The Blog)
Independence Day (The Blog)
Suppressed Testament of Lenin - pt. 13 (The Blog)
Stalin: The Red Tsar (The Blog)
Russian Orthodox Christmas (The Blog)
Prianiki for the Holidays (The Blog)
Ancient Peoples of the Russian Steppes (The Blog)
Ded Moroz (The Blog)
Blini (The Blog)
Leo Tolstoy (The Blog)
Supersonic Flight (The Blog)
Drinking in Russia (The Blog)
Doctor Zhivago and Khrushchev (The Blog)
Matryoshka - Soul of Russia (The Blog)
St. Basil the Blessed (The Blog)
Sex and the Future of Russian Society (The Blog)
Byzantine Catholic Church in Russia (The Blog)
Jarkov Mammoth (The Blog)
Alexander I (The Blog)
Chechnya; Land of Conflict (The Blog)
Book Picks - Health (The Blog)
Book Picks - Literature (The Blog)
Russian Serfs and Nikolai Gogol (The Blog)
Russia and Belarus (The Blog)
2002 Winter Olympics (The Blog)
Dagestan - Islamic Center and War Zone (The Blog)
Nazi-Soviet Pact and Barbarossa (The Blog)
Russian Trivia Quiz 4 (The Blog)
Sino - Russian Relations (The Blog)
Post WWII Years; Pt. 2 (The Blog)
Russia and the Olympics (The Blog)
Political Trade Offs (The Blog)
Fyodor Dostoevsky (The Blog)
Creation of the Comintern (The Blog)
Russian Imperial Easter Eggs (The Blog)
Orthodox Christian Canonization (The Blog)
Leon Trotsky (The Blog)
Peasants (The Blog)
Book Picks - Architecture (The Blog)
Origins of the Slavic Cross (The Blog)
Book Picks - Russian Orthodox Christianity (The Blog)
Soviet Foreign Policy (The Blog)
Music During the Soviet Regime (The Blog)
Christ the Savior Cathedral & Romanov Canonization (The Blog)
Doukhobors of Russia (The Blog)
Alexandra and the Romanovs (The Blog)
Amber Room (The Blog)
Book Picks - Government (The Blog)
Invasion of Russia Remembered (The Blog)
Tunguska Event (The Blog)
Book Picks - Folklore (The Blog)
Ancient Warrior Women (The Blog)
Weather Across Russia (The Blog)
Anton Chekhov (The Blog)
After Stalingrad (The Blog)
Andrey Rublev (The Blog)
Russian Trivia Quiz 3 (The Blog)
Emperor of all Russia (The Blog)
Book Picks - Former Soviet States (The Blog)
Russian Trivia Quiz 2 (The Blog)
Kulich - Sweetbread Recipe (The Blog)
Century of Rebellion; Years of Tsar Alexi (The Blog)
The Calendar Issue (The Blog)
End of an Era (The Blog)
ABM, NMD - Alphabet Soup of Defense (The Blog)
ABM, NMD - Alphabet Soup of Defense (The Blog)
ABM, NMD - Alphabet Soup of Defense (The Blog)
Doukhobors of Russia (The Blog)
Emperor of all Russia (The Blog)
Doukhobors of Russia (The Blog)
Russian Pascha (The Blog)
Old Hymn, New Words (The Blog)
Russian Ladies in Space (The Blog)
Russian Ladies of the Avant-garde (The Blog)
Russian Icons (The Blog)
After Stalingrad (con't) (The Blog)
The Real Santa (The Blog)
Readings for Feast Day of St. Nicholas (The Blog)
Alexander Nevsky (The Blog)
Day of Accord and Reconciliation (The Blog)
U.S. Withdrawal from the ABM Treaty (The Blog)
Freedom? (The Blog)
Shaman and Native Mysticism (The Blog)
Nina Novikova, St. Petersburg Artist (The Blog)
Women Combat Aviators of the Patriotic War (The Blog)
Dagestan - Islamic Center and War Zone (The Blog)
Post WWII Years; Pt. 3 (The Blog)
Role of Women in Russian Cooking (The Blog)
Golden Khokhloma (The Blog)
St. Grand Duchess Elizabeth (The Blog)
The Plight of Russia's Orphans (The Blog)
Russia's Troubled Times (The Blog)
Food and Nutrition (The Blog)
String of Pearls (The Blog)
Maxim Gorky (The Blog)
Blackbread Recipe (The Blog)
Mealtime in Russia (The Blog)
Yeltsin's Surprise Resignation (The Blog)
Shawls of Pavlovsky Posad (The Blog)
Tea Time in Russia (The Blog)
Kievan Rus' and the Church (The Blog)
Who Killed Kirov? (The Blog)
Food and Nutrition (The Blog)
All that Glitters . . . Or Something More? (The Blog)
New Face at Russia's Helm (The Blog)
The Walls Came Tumbling Down! (The Blog)
Russia's Military Today (The Blog)
Battle of Stalingrad (The Blog)
Christmastide Tradition (The Blog)

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