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Laura Williams

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Laura Williams Laura Williams and husband Igor Shpilenok have been conserving Russian nature for over a decade. Laura has a Master's degree in Conservation Biology from Yale and worked at WWF-Russia. Igor founded and directed the Bryansk Forest Nature Reserve in western Russia. They travel throughout Russa, documenting the Russian wilderness, but they make their home in the village of Chukrai, Bryansk region. She blogs at llorax.livejournal.com.


Field of Dreams

Russian Life: May/June 2014
For years, photographer Igor Shpilenok has sought out the elusive wild tulips of Southern Russia and Kalmykia. Last spring he finally saw them. Sort of.
Author: Laura Williams
Illustrations/Images: Igor Shpilenok

Stolby and Stolbisty

Russian Life: Nov/Dec 2013
Just beyond Krasnoyarsk is a national park catering to adventurous travelers. Recent upgrades show what Russia’s national park system could become.
Author: Laura Williams
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Faith in Progress

Russian Life: May/June 2009
One fine spring day, a new telephone appeared in the village of Chukhrai. A beautiful thing. But it connected to no one or no thing.
Author: Laura Williams
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Rural Medicine: Remedies and Realities

Russian Life: Mar/Apr 2008
Columnist Laura Williams recounts in run-ins with the Russian health care system, village-style.
Author: Laura Williams
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Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves

Russian Life: July/August 2007
A crime is committed in Laura's village by some wandering gypsies. So her husband takes the law into his own hands...
Author: Laura Williams
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The Bug that Brought Russia to its Knees

Russian Life: July/August 2007
Just under a century ago, a nefarious pest migrated (thanks to war and industrial farming) from the southwestern U.S. to the Russian heartland. Ever since, potatoes – a staple in the Russian diet also brought from the Americas –?have been under siege.
Author: Laura Williams
Illustrations/Images: Igor Shpilenok
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Mother's Milk

Russian Life: Mar/Apr 2007
Spring is the time for calves...
Author: Laura Williams
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Bears in the Mist

Russian Life: Nov/Dec 2006
Exploring the wilds of Kamchatka, home to an amazing concentration of bears, geysers and natural beauty.
Author: Laura Williams
Illustrations/Images: Igor Shpilenok
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The Wonders of Kamchatka

Russian Life: Jul/Aug 2006
In the first of a two-part series, we explore the villages, geysers, volcanoes, flora and fauna of Russia’s wildest peninsula.
Author: Laura Williams
Illustrations/Images: Igor Shpilenok
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Village Injustice

Russian Life: Jul/Aug 2006
This modern tale of two hapless village drunks and their run-in with the Russian justice system could be taken out of Chekhov. But, sadly, it is non-fiction.
Author: Laura Williams
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