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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.


Museum of the Sea, Kon-Kolodez

Russian Life: January/February 2018
Hundreds of kilometers from the sea, in the backwaters of Lipetsk Oblast, is the small village of Kon-Kolodez (population 1,910), home to the Museum of the Sea.
Author: Yulia Skopich
Translator: Paul E. Richardson

New Year, New Story

Russian Life: January/February 2018
With the turning of the calendar, it is time to look forward, and to think about what this magazine must become.
Author: Paul E. Richardson

Siberian Waters

Russian Life: January/February 2018
We travel to a distant, Siberian lake, Russia’s second deepest, in search of the remains of ancient Evenk culture. The reindeer may be largely gone, but fishing is still an important, and powerful, shared tradition.
Author: Ivan Kobilyakov
Translator: Paul E. Richardson
Illustrations/Images: Ivan Kobilyakov

Spies, Found Life, and other Fantasies

Russian Life: January/February 2018
In which we review Amy Knight's Orders to Kill, Linor Goralik's Found Life, a new translation of Monday Starts on Saturday, and the new novel Gogol's Head.
Author: Paul E. Richardson

17 Myths of the Revolution

Russian Life: November/December 2017
Every revolution needs its myths. The faithful must 
be inspired; successive generations must be enthused. 
We explore some myths about the “Great October Revolution” that persist even now, 100 years later.
Author: Natalya Beskhlebnaya
Translator: Paul E. Richardson

How Much Worse?

Russian Life: November/December 2017
How much worse can US-Russian relations get? Don't ask.
Author: Paul E. Richardson

Moscow's Miracle Working Icons

Russian Life: November/December 2017
Icons have been revered in Russia for centuries, and when it comes to miracle-working icons, pilgrims will travel thousands of kilometers to seek their divine assistance. 
We look at three you can find in Moscow.
Author: Anastasia Osipova
Translator: Paul E. Richardson
Illustrations/Images: Evgeny Sinitsyn

The Translator

Russian Life: November/December 2017
Galina Sergeyevna Usova is a poet and translator of English prose and poetry. For the last few years, she has been standing outside St. Petersburg’s Polytechnic Institute metro station selling her books.
Author: Viktoria Vzyatysheva
Translator: Paul E. Richardson

Three Books and a DVD

Russian Life: November/December 2017
In which we review three books and a DVD we like. See the book reviews section for detailed reviews.
Author: Paul E. Richardson

And the Babushka Laughed

Russian Life: September/October 2017
On making babushkas laugh.
Author: Paul E. Richardson