May/June 2010

Features in this Issue

Defending Sevastopol

Where we visit this most Russian of cities on Ukraine’s Black Sea coast. Vibrant, sun-drenched Sevastopol suffered under two horrific sieges in its recent history. Is a third underway?

Hero of Two Nations

Joseph Beyrle is believed to be the only U.S. soldier who fought in both American and Soviet units during World War II. This is his remarkable story.

The City of Chagall

Just over Russia’s border in Belarus is the remarkable city of Vitebsk, birthplace for a surprisingly influential artistic community that flourished just before and after the Revolution.

The Dialog Coach

How one expat got Americans, Brits, Russians, Germans and an admixture of other Europeans to all speak the same language in very different ways.

The Meskhetians

Banished to Central Asia in 1944, chased from Uzbekistan in the 1990s, this persecuted minority has been scattered to the four winds, unable to return to their ancestral homeland.

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