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Natasha Beskhlebnaya

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Natasha Beskhlebnaya Natasha Beskhlebnaya graduated from the Gorky Literature Institute in Moscow. She is a poet, and for a long time worked on travel documentaries in Russia and beyond, going on to become a TV-editor. As a journalist, she focuses on culture and society, and has contributed several feature articles to Russian Life over the past decade, on topics ranging from graveyards to missing ships, from lighthouses to churches.


Aurora's Sunset

Russian Life: May/June 2017
Soviet revolutionary mythology had it that the Aurora’s shot, signaling the beginning of the Bolshevik Revolution, was heard round the world. We check in to find out the latest on the cruiser, and to examine some of its own myths.
Author: Natasha Beskhlebnaya
Translator: Paul E. Richardson and Nora Favorov
Illustrations/Images: Alexander Petrosyan

Pyramid & Paskha

Russian Life: Mar/Apr 2017
A strange church in St. Petersburg’s outskirts offers a fascinating historical side trip.
Author: Natasha Beskhlebnaya
Translator: Nora Favorov
Illustrations/Images: Alexander Petrosyan

History Through the Eyes of Three Monuments

Russian Life: Jan/Feb 2017
In which we look at the history of Russia through the eyes of three very different monuments in the capital: Pushkin, Dzerzhinsky & Vorovsky.
Author: Natasha Beskhlebnaya
Translator: Eugenia Sokolskaya
Illustrations/Images: Mikhail Mordasov

Malevich's Ukrainian Square

Russian Life: Sep/Oct 2016
A century-old work of art by an avant-garde artist has become a symbol for the growing rift between Russia and Ukraine, just as more is being learned about its famous artist.
Author: Natasha Beskhlebnaya
Translator: Elizaveta Shkurina and Nora Favorov

Ukrainian Sparks

Russian Life: July/Aug 2014
A renowned Ukrainian artist uses street art to pay tribute to those who fell in his country’s recent uprising.
Author: Natasha Beskhlebnaya
Translator: Paul E. Richardson

Window on Europe

Russian Life: May/June 2014
Unraveling the mysteries of an intricately baroque church just outside Moscow takes us back to the time of Peter the Great.
Author: Natasha Beskhlebnaya
Translator: Nora Favorov

The Tiny Oasis

Russian Life: Nov/Dec 2012
Not far from the middle of Moscow, there is a diminutive church with a distinctive legend at the heart of its history. We went for a visit.
Author: Natasha Beskhlebnaya
Translator: Paul E. Richardson
Illustrations/Images: Natasha Beskhlebnaya
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The Heart of the Trans-Siberian

Russian Life: Nov/Dec 2011
It was the last, most difficult part of the Trans-Siberian to build – a 90 km stretch of railway bending around Lake Baikal’s southern coast. To this day it preserves the ethos of its age and is the symbolic heart of the 9,289 kilometer rail line.
Author: Natasha Beskhlebnaya
Translator: Paul E. Richardson
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Black Sea Mystery

Russian Life: Mar/Apr 2011
Legend has it that a British frigate which sunk off Balaclava during a freak storm was loaded down with millions in gold for troops fighting in the Crimean War. The hunt for the mysterious treasure spanned more than a century, and gave birth to a venerated institution.
Author: Natasha Beskhlebnaya
Translator: Paul E. Richardson
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An Unfortunate Misunderstanding

Russian Life: Nov/Dec 2010
If the boyars of Serpukhov had not been so intransigent, history would have been much different for the town of Podolsk. As it turned out, the little town was forever transformed by a chance visit by American entrepreneurs.
Author: Natasha Beskhlebnaya
Translator: Nina Shevchuk-Murray
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