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Paul E. Richardson

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Paul E. Richardson PAUL E. RICHARDSON is Publisher and Editor of Russian Life, and oversees all editorial, design, production and management out of the magazine's office in Montpelier, Vermont. Involved in US-Russian business for over 25 years, Richardson headed up one of the first Soviet-Western joint ventures in Moscow in 1989 and 1990. He has a Master's Degree in Political Science and a Russian Area Studies Certificate from Indiana University, Bloomington. He has written numerous articles for Russian Life, three novels, and several works of nonfiction. His website is here.


A Dozen Reviews

Russian Life: May/June 2017
In which we review 12 titles that have been teetering in our review pile and that Russophiles should love.
Author: Paul E. Richardson

Aurora's Sunset

Russian Life: May/June 2017
Soviet revolutionary mythology had it that the Aurora’s shot, signaling the beginning of the Bolshevik Revolution, was heard round the world. We check in to find out the latest on the cruiser, and to examine some of its own myths.
Author: Natasha Beskhlebnaya
Translator: Paul E. Richardson and Nora Favorov
Illustrations/Images: Alexander Petrosyan

Pearl of the Caucasus

Russian Life: May/June 2017
The Republic of Georgia is a land of exquisite paradoxes that are sometimes lovable, sometimes infuriating.
Author: Paul E. Richardson
Illustrations/Images: Paul E. Richardson

Second Sight

Russian Life: May/June 2017
Some gifted young athletes are excelling at the world’s favorite sport – football (aka soccer) – which is amazing given that they are all legally blind.
Author: Nadezhda Grebennikova
Translator: Paul E. Richardson and Nora Favorov
Illustrations/Images: Mikhail Mordasov

The Bad Flat

Russian Life: May/June 2017
Where better to begin a literary tour of Moscow than at Mikhail Bulgakov’s notoriously bad apartment, which had an important cameo in his most famous work.
Author: Anastasia Osipova
Translator: Paul E. Richardson
Illustrations/Images: Evgeny Sinitsyn

What's Stalin Got to Do With It?

Russian Life: May/June 2017
Even in the worst of times, we need to remember that the people on the other side are people too.
Author: Paul E. Richardson

A Traveler's Tale

Chtenia: Spring 2017
In this quixotic tale within a tale, Tolstoy (who himself had a history of artistic opportunism) explores the experiences of a “superfluous man” whose life spans the Civil War and Revolution, who at once longs for his happy, carefree life before 1914, while reveling in how war “fans the soul.”
Author: Alexei N. Tolstoy
Translator: Paul E. Richardson

Person to Person

Chtenia: Spring 2017
A traveler shares a story from his personal life, to show how a chance interaction gave him a new perspective on contentment and happiness.
Author: Alexander Grin
Translator: Paul E. Richardson

The Pursuit of Happiness

Chtenia: Spring 2017
An introduction to the issue.
Author: Paul E. Richardson

Food of the Gods

Russian Life: Mar/Apr 2017
We look at the special place in Russian culture occupied by tvorog, and of course offer a tasty recipe...
Author: Nadezhda Grebennikova
Translator: Paul E. Richardson
Illustrations/Images: Yulia Atayeva