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Lev Berdnikov was born in Moscow and graduated from the Russian Language Department of Moscow Pedagogical University. He worked for a few years as a reporter for Uchitelskaya Gazeta (Teachers Newspaper), and from 1980 to 1990 worked as a senior researcher in the Department of Rare Books (Museum of Books) at Lenin Library (now known as the Russian State Library). Since 1990, he has lived in Los Angeles. He is the author of two books and more than 60 essays published in Russia, the U.S., Israel, Germany and Latvia.
Russian Life:Nov/Dec 2009 "Elizabeth couldn't take her eyes off herself," wrote historian Vasily Klyuchevsky. Indeed, Peter the Great's narcissistic granddaughter (born 300 years ago this month) was infamous for being a tyrannical fashionista. Author: Lev Berdnikov Translator:Leigh Mosley Buy a Copy of this Issue
Russian Life:Sep/Oct 2009 Baron Peter Shafirov was a little-known hero of Russian diplomacy who also happened to be a Jew converted to Orthodoxy. He helped guide statecraft under Peter the Great, was richly rewarded and, later, soundly vilified, his in-and-out-of-favor career reflecting the tumultuous times in which he lived. Author: Lev Berdnikov Translator:Nora Seligman Favorov Illustrations/Images:Yuri Reuka Buy a Copy of this Issue
Russian Life:Jan/Feb 2008 He was a Jew who fled Portugal, failed at business in Hamburg and ended up in Russia. So of course he was the logical choice to become Peter the Great's new King of the Samoyed. Author: Lev Berdnikov Buy a Copy of this Issue
Russian Life:Sep/Oct 2006 Fyodor Tolstoy was loud, eccentric and legendary, always at the center of scandal. So infamous were his life and escapades, that he was immortalized in some of the most famous works of Russian literature. Author: Lev Berdnikov Buy a Copy of this Issue