Feb/Mar 1999

Features in this Issue

Exploring Russia's Sexual Revolution

As if economic and political revolutions were not enough for Russia in the 1990s! Russia's Sexual Revolution is challenging decades of Soviet prudishness, with all the expected side-effects.

The Life and Death of the Mushroom Eater

Alexander Griboyedov's day job (as a senior Russian diplomat) kept him from applying his immense talent to more than just a few works of literature. It also led to his tragic death 170 years ago.

All's Fair in Party Warfare

Stalin "thanked" Leningrad for its heroic survival of WWII by subjecting it to a massive purge in 1949. Only today, fifty years later, are all the details becoming clear.

A Collector's Passion

Valery Blinov has single-handedly collected what may be the world's greatest archive of Russian children's books of the last 100 years.

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