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Lada Bakal

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Lada Bakal LADA BAKAL was born in Kishinev, Moldova, but studied and now lives in Moscow. For eight years she worked at The Moscow Times, the capital’s English language daily. She enjoys drawing, writing and traveling, whether it be to the Altai or Carpathians, trekking in the Crimea or the Urals, or floating down mountain rivers. She has been Russian Life’s photo editor since 2009.


The Children's Railroad

Russian Life: Nov/Dec 2013
Ten miles outside Moscow is a functioning railway staffed and operated entirely by children. We go for a visit.
Author: Lada Bakal
Translator: Eugenia Sokolskaya
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Publishing for Kids

Russian Life: Nov/Dec 2012
Vadim Meshcheryakov was halfway through a successful career as a banker when he gave it all up to publish children's books. But not just any children's books.
Author: Lada Bakal
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The Age of Aquarium

Russian Life: Sep/Oct 2012
For 40 years, Boris Grebenshchikov and Aquarium have made music like no other band in Russia, combining poetry and beautiful, often quizzical instrumentals into a charming sound that is at once entirely unique and entirely Russian.
Author: Lada Bakal
Translator: Paul E. Richardson
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Matilda Kshesinskaya

Russian Life: July/Aug 2012
It would be hard to imagine a ballerina’s life that was more storied than Matilda Kshesinskaya’s. Celebrated on world stages, the lover of tsars and princes, she lived to be 99 years old.
Author: Lada Bakal
Translator: Lise Brody
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Running City

Russian Life: July/Aug 2012
?There is no better way to get to know Moscow than to explore it on foot. And no better way to enjoy the exploration than to make a game of it!
Author: Lada Bakal
Translator: Lise Brody
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Lyubov Orlova

Russian Life: Jan/Feb 2012
She was the Soviet Union’s first star of the Silver Screen – talented, beautiful, and exuding confidence and optimism. Yet behind this public image was another woman entirely.
Author: Lada Bakal
Translator: Paul E. Richardson
Illustrations/Images: Artyom Kostyukevich
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Russian Philanthrophy

Russian Life: Jan/Feb 2012
?Several Russian billionaires are using their sudden wealth to underwrite education, literature, art and science. So why aren’t average Russians following their example?
Author: Lada Bakal
Translator: Paul E. Richardson
Illustrations/Images: Artyom Kostyukevich
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Candy Land

Russian Life: July/Aug 2011
Just a few hours’ drive from Moscow is the wonderfully preserved, ancient town of Kolomna. And here, amidst golden-domed churches and a beautifully restored kremlin, there is a hidden gem of a museum.
Author: Lada Bakal
Translator: Jennifer Davis
Illustrations/Images: Alexei Sovertkov
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Trekking In Partisan Footsteps

Russian Life: May/June 2011
Eastern Crimea was a center for partisan activity during the Great Patriotic War. In honor of the May Day holiday, we trek through this wild realm along the Black Sea, hoping to recapture a sense of what it meant to fight and live here.
Author: Lada Bakal
Translator: Peter Morley
Illustrations/Images: Lada Bakal
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Kayaking in Karelia

Russian Life: July/Aug 2010
Where we tag along with a group of 40 intrepid Russian explorers on a week-long trip through the rivers and lakes of northern Karelia, far from the lights and comforts of civilization.
Author: Lada Bakal
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