Mikhail Ivanov

Mikhail Ivanov is a former Editor of Russian Life (1995-2003), and is Managing Editor of Tennis Weekend magazine in Moscow and author of one of the magazine's most popular columns, Survival Russian. An expert on Russian and Soviet sport, he contributes sports news to Russian Life. Yet, as a highly qualified journalist, he has written countless articles for the magazine since 1995. The second revised and expanded edition of his book, Survival Russian, is available. It includes 95 Survival Russian columns, 81 of which were written by Ivanov.

Stories

Survival Ukrainian (May/June 2014)
You Can Leave Your Hat On (March/April 2014)
The Puck Stops Here (Online)
Parlez Sochi? (Online)
Because Curling is Not Funny Enough! #SochiFunny (Online)
Take Plenty of Vitamin D to Sochi (Online)
Our Sports Editor Arrives in Sochi (Online)
Nostalgia Canaglia (January/February 2014)
Assessing the Damage (January/February 2014)
Yanukovich Takes a Banya (January/February 2014)
Verbs Take a Holiday (November/December 2013)
Oba-na, Snowden! (September/October 2013)
Prime Diminutives (July/August 2013)
Have Tongue Will Travel (May/June 2013)
Sporting Portyanki (March/April 2013)
Goats, Ribs and Suitcases (January/February 2013)
It Takes Guts (Online)
Friend or Foe? (November/December 2012)
Lev Gumilev (November/December 2012)
Survival Greek (September/October 2012)
A Twist in My Insobriety (July/August 2012)
Just Between Us (May/June 2012)
Sinking Morality (March/April 2012)
Out of the Blue (March/April 2012)
Fending off Demyan (January/February 2012)
Catch the Wind (November/December 2011)
A Cheat Sheet for Tom Hanks (September/October 2011)
The Art of Draznilki (July/August 2011)
Less than PC Russian (May/June 2011)
Pamela Potemkin (March/April 2011)
Survival Japanese (January/February 2011)
Lady Luck (13: Luck)
Kvas v. Cola (November/December 2010)
Wearied by the Sun (September/October 2010)
Lemme Tell Ya! (July/August 2010)
Seeing Red (May/June 2010)
A Country of Poets (March/April 2010)
Tender Insults (January/February 2010)
Marital Squabbles (November/December 2009)
Milky Ways (September/October 2009)
Gogol 101 (July/August 2009)
Singing in the Rain (May/June 2009)
825 Yards for Barack (March/April 2009)
Soaping Your Way (January/February 2009)
Mauvaix phone (November/December 2008)
Knees Made for Dancing (September/October 2008)
Mustache Wise (July/August 2008)
Far & Away (May/June 2008)
Two Bears in One Den (March/April 2008)
The 25-year Coat (January/February 2008)
The Best Dandruff Cure (Sept/Oct 2007)
Sochi 2014: Russia's New National Idea (Sept/Oct 2007)
Like a Good Neighbor (July/August 2007)
Something About Nothing (May/June 2007)
Of Pigs and Oranges (March/April 2007)
A Real Prokhorovshchina (March/April 2007)
Nostalgic for Patronymics (January/February 2007)
50 and Counting (November/December 2006)
Leaving with Style (November/December 2006)
Dog Tails (September/October 2006)
The Babushka Factor (July/August 2006)
Setting the Bar High (May/June 2006)
The General Zima factor (March/April 2006)
Fishing for Tenderness (January/February 2006)
No Sweat, Dude, Really! (November/December 2005)
Searching for Slavkas (November/December 2005)
Insults That Taste Russian (September/October 2005)
When P.R. Sounds Like Samovar (July/August 2005)
War-Torn Language (May/June 2005)
Young Russians We Have Been Watching (March/April 2005)
Shooting for Gold (November/December 2004)
Putinisms (July/August 2004)
A Small Crowd of Oxymorons (November/December 2002)
Life with Mushroom (September/October 2002)
Peculiarities of Russia's National Mushroom Hunt (September/October 2002)
Tired of a glamorous life (September/October 2002)
The Enobling Deception (July/August 2002)
At Home with Alexei Nemov (July/August 2002)
Walking a Verst in Russia's Lapti (May/June 2002)
The Magazine Boom (May/June 2002)
The Moscow Summit (May/June 2002)
Animal Instincts (March/April 2002)
Artists' Colony (March/April 2002)
Promises, Promises (January/February 2002)
Russia's Olympic Hopefuls (January/February 2002)
A Farewell to Shock Therapy (January/February 2002)
Survival German (November/December 2001)
To Tula! Samovar Optional ... (September/October 2001)
Steeped in Tradition (September/October 2001)
In the Footsteps of Andrei Rublyov (September/October 2001)
The Power of Seven (July/August 2001)
Some Good Bad Russian (May/June 2001)
Journalists, Heal Thyselves (May/June 2001)
Better than a Hundred Rubles (March/April 2001)
Matters of Life and Death (January/February 2001)
Stomping on the Throat (November/December 2000)
It's a Small World (November/December 2000)
Sleigh Revival (November/December 2000)
A Tsar is Born (November/December 2000)
The Indestructible Anthem? (November/December 2000)
How Does Your Garden Grow? (September/October 2000)
House No. 1 (September/October 2000)
The Russian Invasion (September/October 2000)
How Beer Can Save Russia (September/October 2000)
Can I Sip on Your Tchaikovsky? (July/August 2000)
Resurrecting Savior's (July/August 2000)
From Atlanta to Sydny (July/August 2000)
Examining the Icon (July/August 2000)
Faithful Reproduction (July/August 2000)
Making a Klin Break (July/August 2000)
Tsar Boris' Firm Handshake (May/June 2000)
Russia's Boys of Summer (May/June 2000)
Beware the Teapots and Snowdrops (March/April 2000)
Common Strength: Eight Russian Women (March/April 2000)
That Life-Saving Russian Face (March/April 2000)
Care For Some Fries with That Reform? (March/April 2000)
Painting in Bedroom Tones (January/February 2000)
Of Soviet Santas & Snegurochkas (January/February 2000)
Privacy is Not Everything (January/February 2000)
Pulling the Blanket to One's Side (Oct/Nov 1999)
Drag yourself to this! (Aug/Sep 1999)
Tee Time for Russia (Aug/Sep 1999)
The Century's Son (Aug/Sep 1999)
Holiday Mania (Aug/Sep 1999)
Swearing, by Japanese God! (June/July 1999)
Is a New Cold War Brewing? (June/July 1999)
Doing it His Way (June/July 1999)
My Pushkin, Our Pushkin (June/July 1999)
Lights, Camera ... (Apr/May 1999)
30 Years Under the White Sun (Apr/May 1999)
A Chichikov For Our Times (Apr/May 1999)
The Poet of Laughter (Apr/May 1999)
Exploring Russia's Sexual Revolution (Feb/Mar 1999)
The Way Things Should Not Be (Feb/Mar 1999)
Lie down with the dogs ... (Feb/Mar 1999)
Crisis Russian (Dec/Jan 1999)
When the Going Gets Tough ... Buy Russian (Dec/Jan 1999)
Russia Will Always Have Brezhnevs (Dec/Jan 1999)
Ending Telephone Hangups (Oct/Nov 1998)
Russia's Metropol (Oct/Nov 1998)
The Prose Poet (Oct/Nov 1998)
The Rip-Off of a Nation (Oct/Nov 1998)
Who Shall Judge the Judges? (Aug/Sept 1998)
Russia, Don't Fade Away (Aug/Sept 1998)
Moscow Shines for Youth Olympics (Aug/Sept 1998)
Tolstoy's Art (Aug/Sept 1998)
The great bird's milk secret (Aug/Sept 1998)
Tsar-Struck (June/July 1998)
Saratov: Vanguard of the Volga (June/July 1998)
Talking Man-to-Man (May 1998)
Latvia's Terrible Error (May 1998)
Cooling off the Tubes (April 1998)
The Heroines of Nagano (April 1998)
The Little Water of Life (April 1998)
Linguistic Escapades in Lingua Russe (March 1998)
Ballet's Prodigal Genius (March 1998)
There's No Beauty in Beauty Xontests (March 1998)
Russian Women: An Awesome Force (March 1998)
Why Should I Love Boris Nikolayevich? (March 1998)
It's the Participation That Counts! (February 1998)
Of Pizza Commercials and Cinema Myths (February 1998)
Here's to you and us ... (Dec/Jan 1998)
For the Love of Tennis! (Dec/Jan 1998)
You Say you Want a Revolution? (November 1997)
Beware the Third of October! (November 1997)
When the Foam Goes Down (October 1997)
Repeat and Ye Shall Learn (September 1997)
Auditing the Soul of Russia (September 1997)
Mourning Russia's Clown Prince (September 1997)
Moscow in Sunshine and Tears (August 1997)
Come to Moscow, Brother ... (August 1997)
The Bear's Favors and Favorite Meals (July 1997)
What is Russia Reading? (July 1997)
The Flowers of Life on Their Parents' Grave (June 1997)
It's Spring, Say Thank you to the Party! (May 1997)
Russia, Take Heart (May 1997)
He Who Laughs Last ... (April 1997)
Impressions of a Russian Van Gogh (April 1997)
It's the Little Things That Count (March 1997)
Don't Ask Me for Snow in Winter! (February 1997)
Music for Everybody (February 1997)
What's in a Name? (January 1997)
Once Upon a Fir Tree in a Forest (January 1997)
Dear Demosthenes ... (December 1996)
Still Alive, Smoker? (November 1996)
Of Despicable Metal and Easy Behavior (October 1996)
Show Your Colors (September 1996)
How Do We Feel, Doctor? (August 1996)
Excuse My English! (July 1996)
Still Going for Gold (July 1996)
Why Going Dutch is not Russian (June 1996)
Russia, Widen Your Step (May 1996)
Invoking Heaven and Hell (April 1996)
Laughter Through Tears (April 1996)
Of Tickets, Hares and Dozing Fathers (March 1996)
Excuse my Russian (February 1996)
A Few False Friends (January 1996)
For Love & Money (January 1996)
An Introduction to Russian Acronyms (December 1995)
You Look Like a Cucumber and other Compliments (November 1995)
The Language of Love (October 1995)
Feeding the Russian Soul (October 1995)
Open Sesame, Russian Style (September 1995)
No Longer a Comrade ... Not Yet a Mister (August 1995)
Supermarketing, Russian Style (August 1995)
A Little Filler, You Know, Can Go a Long Way (July 1995)
Ruble revival or just a hiccup? (July 1995)
Straight from the Horse's Mouth (17: Sport)
Alsou Safina, singer (100 Young Russians to Watch)
Nikolai Shuvalov, bell maker (100 Young Russians to Watch)
Sergei Zhilin, musician (100 Young Russians to Watch)
Marina Pisklakova, social worker (100 Young Russians to Watch)
Alexander Vedernikov, conductor (100 Young Russians to Watch)
Ilya Kovalchuk, athlete (100 Young Russians to Watch)
Anton Nosik, entrepreneur (100 Young Russians to Watch)
Ilya Bezugly, editor (100 Young Russians to Watch)
Valery Babanov, alpinist (100 Young Russians to Watch)
Valentin Padalka, pilot (100 Young Russians to Watch)
Yevgeny Nabokov, athlete (100 Young Russians to Watch)
Alexander Mikhailin, athlete (100 Young Russians to Watch)
Elena Myasnikova, editor (100 Young Russians to Watch)
Vitaly Gashin, restorer (100 Young Russians to Watch)
Vladimir Chuprov, activist (100 Young Russians to Watch)
Artyom Zhizhkin, musician (100 Young Russians to Watch)
Timur Bashkaev, architect (100 Young Russians to Watch)
Olga Brusnikina, athlete (100 Young Russians to Watch)
Olga Budina, actor (100 Young Russians to Watch)
Olga Dergunova, businessperson (100 Young Russians to Watch)
Tatyana Kalinina, architect (100 Young Russians to Watch)
Igor Koshelev, scientist (100 Young Russians to Watch)
Sergei Krikalyov, cosmonaut (100 Young Russians to Watch)
Sergei Makarenkov, publisher (100 Young Russians to Watch)
Alexei Ratmansky, choreographer (100 Young Russians to Watch)
Arkady Volozh, scientist (100 Young Russians to Watch)
Valery Bliznyuk, photographer (100 Young Russians to Watch)
Yuri Borzakovsky, athlete (100 Young Russians to Watch)
Yulia Chepalova, athlete (100 Young Russians to Watch)
David Ian, programmer (100 Young Russians to Watch)
Father Mark, priest (100 Young Russians to Watch)
Maxim Larin, brewer (100 Young Russians to Watch)
Denis Provalov, spelunker (100 Young Russians to Watch)
Yuri Visilter, scientist (100 Young Russians to Watch)
Natalia Vorobyova, economist (100 Young Russians to Watch)
Aydyn Zeynalov, artist (100 Young Russians to Watch)
Maria Alexandrova, dancer (100 Young Russians to Watch)
Dmitry Gudanov, dancer (100 Young Russians to Watch)
Dmitry Lipskerov, writer (100 Young Russians to Watch)
Dmitri Liss, conductor (100 Young Russians to Watch)
Masha Mironova, actor (100 Young Russians to Watch)
Yelena Morozova, actor (100 Young Russians to Watch)
Igor Ovchinnikov, chef (100 Young Russians to Watch)
Yevgeny Plyushchenko, athlete (100 Young Russians to Watch)
Nikolai Repin, entrepreneur (100 Young Russians to Watch)
Marat Safin, athlete (100 Young Russians to Watch)
Maxim Sokolov, journalist (100 Young Russians to Watch)
Maria Yeliseyeva, activist (100 Young Russians to Watch)
Olga Yeliseyeva, historian (100 Young Russians to Watch)
Marina Zhgivaleva, artist (100 Young Russians to Watch)
Sergei Zobnev, musician (100 Young Russians to Watch)
Vika Andreyanova, designer (100 Young Russians to Watch)
Igor Chapurin, designer (100 Young Russians to Watch)
Yelena Dementieva, athlete (100 Young Russians to Watch)
Maxim Galkin, entertainer (100 Young Russians to Watch)
Vladimir Kramnik, chess grandmaster (100 Young Russians to Watch)
Nikolai Lugansky, musician (100 Young Russians to Watch)
Amalia Mordvinova, actor (100 Young Russians to Watch)
Yevgeny Mironov, actor (100 Young Russians to Watch)
Zemfira Ramazanova, musician (100 Young Russians to Watch)
Nikolai Baskov, opera singer (100 Young Russians to Watch)
Alexei Uchitel, director (100 Young Russians to Watch)
Konstantin Vorontsov, scientist (100 Young Russians to Watch)
Tagir Yapparov, businessperson (100 Young Russians to Watch)
Nastya Yefimenko, doctor (100 Young Russians to Watch)
Mikhail Zrelov, restauranteur (100 Young Russians to Watch)
Anna Belova, scientist (100 Young Russians to Watch)
Anastasia Volochkova, ballet dancer (100 Young Russians to Watch)
Nikolai Tsvetkov, businessperson (100 Young Russians to Watch)
Alexei Svistunov, publisher (100 Young Russians to Watch)
Sergei Pashin, judge (100 Young Russians to Watch)
Vyacheslav Nikonov, historian (100 Young Russians to Watch)
Alexander Klimov, politician (100 Young Russians to Watch)
Svetlana Khorkina, athlete (100 Young Russians to Watch)
Marat Izmaylov, athlete (100 Young Russians to Watch)
Vera Grigorieva, scientist (100 Young Russians to Watch)
Pavel Fomenko, environmentalist (100 Young Russians to Watch)
Mikhail Butov, writer (100 Young Russians to Watch)
Roman Sludnov, athlete (100 Young Russians to Watch)
Chulpan Khamatova, actor (100 Young Russians to Watch)
Zhanna Semenova, neurosurgeon (100 Young Russians to Watch)
Aidan Salakhova, artist (100 Young Russians to Watch)
Yuri Rodionov, soldier (100 Young Russians to Watch)
Olga Pleshakova, businessperson (100 Young Russians to Watch)
Karinna Moskalenko, lawyer (100 Young Russians to Watch)
Alexandra Kosteniuk, chessmaster (100 Young Russians to Watch)
Andrei Korolyov, artist (100 Young Russians to Watch)
Andrei Korkunov, chocolatier (100 Young Russians to Watch)
Maria Kiselyova, sports commentator (100 Young Russians to Watch)
Dmitry Azarov, photographer (100 Young Russians to Watch)
Dmitry Slepushkin, artist (100 Young Russians to Watch)
Natalia Shishlina, archaeologist (100 Young Russians to Watch)
Kirill Serebrennikov, director (100 Young Russians to Watch)
Vera Pavlova, poet (100 Young Russians to Watch)
Vladimir Legoshin, rescuer (100 Young Russians to Watch)
Artemy Lebedev, designer (100 Young Russians to Watch)
Boris Kozulin, teacher (100 Young Russians to Watch)
Mikhail Ivanov, athlete (100 Young Russians to Watch)
Sergei Boyarsky, academician (100 Young Russians to Watch)
Arkady Babchenko, journalist (100 Young Russians to Watch)

Translations

Stenka Razin and the Russian State (September/October 2011)
Plyuschenko Returns to the Ice (November/December 2009)

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