November/December 2017 Current Moscow Time: 10:51:13
19 November 2017


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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.


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

Defenders of the Pen

Russian Life: September/October 2017
Not many organizations defend the press in modern Russia. In fact, just one seems to be doing it vigorously. This one.
Author: Anastasia Byrka
Translator: Paul E. Richardson

Notes from the Road

Russian Life: September/October 2017
On how the final content of this issue was uploaded from the Russian heartland.
Author: Paul E. Richardson

Mystery, Gulag and Rapture

Russian Life: July/August 2017
In which we review a mystery, a Gulag guard's memoir, a parable of the avant-garde, and a collection of Valentin Rasputin's prose.
Author: Paul E. Richardson

Seal Healers

Russian Life: July/August 2017
Lori Beloivan and her husband were planning to move to Moscow. Then they discovered an injured seal on a beach near Vladivostok and their lives were changed.
Author: Far Eastern Journalists Collective
Translator: Paul E. Richardson
Illustrations/Images: Vitaly Berkov