This is the fourth in our series: 100 Young Russians to Watch. In this issue we present another 10 individuals from around Russia—artists, entrepreneurs, athletes and even a publisher ... all personifications of Russia’s future.
By most accounts, Mikhail Bulgakov was Russia's most talented writer of fiction in the 20th century. For not only was he gifted with prose, but he also showed uncommon courage in the face of mounting oppression. Edythe Haber gives us a glimpse of this amazing writer's life and work.
There are nearly three million persons of Russian ancestry in the US today. With the opening of state archives and the removal of taboos on genealogical research in Russia (to say nothing of the online explosion), these Russian-Americans can now more easily excavate the roots of their family trees. Genealogical expert Barbra Krasner-Khait shows how it is done.
The news spread like a virus. I was infected by a nonchalant email from another local Russophile, Myranda. “Thought you might be interested,” the email said, “since it is in Montpelier.”
Readers comment and correct.
The latest from the travel front.
All the news that fits from all across Russia.
Dates and anniversaries that coincide with this summer's issue.
Chicken Mikhailovsky is the real name of that dish we know as Chicken Kiev.
Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky have translated Bulgakov's most "difficult" work: The Master and Margarita, as well as many of Russia's msot famous works of fiction. Editor Mikhail Ivanov sat down with them in Paris to talk about Bulgakov, the translator's art, and Russian literature.
Without question, Mikhail Bulgakov's masterwork is his novel, The Master and Margarita, finished just before his death in 1940. To introduce his work to a wider audience, we present here the "masterful" second chapter of the novel, in which Pontius Pilate confronts Yeshua.
Idioms and phrases derived from the number 7.
A tribute to veterans of WWII, especially the heroic Alexei Maresiev.
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