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Natalya Beskhlebnaya

15 contributions found for Russian Life and/or Chtenia.

Natalya 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.


The Women of Russian Diplomacy

Russian Life: March/April 2018
Over the 70-year lifespan of the “most equal and democratic nation” known as the Soviet Union, just a handful of women rose to the rank of ambassador. A few more have attained this level since 1991, yet diplomacy in Russia remains largely a male preserve.
Author: Natalya Beskhlebnaya
Translator: Nora Seligman Favorov

17 Myths of the Revolution

Russian Life: Nov/Dec 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

The Museum of Freedom

Russian Life: July/August 2017
On St. Petersburg’s Revolution Highway there is a museum devoted to collecting and preserving the elusive and controversial art forms of graffiti and street art.
Author: Natalya Beskhlebnaya
Translator: Nora Seligman Favorov

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: Natalya Beskhlebnaya
Translator: Paul E. Richardson and Nora Seligman 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: Natalya Beskhlebnaya
Translator: Nora Seligman 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: Natalya 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: Natalya Beskhlebnaya
Translator: Elizaveta Shkurina and Nora Seligman 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: Natalya 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: Natalya Beskhlebnaya
Translator: Nora Seligman 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: Natalya Beskhlebnaya
Translator: Paul E. Richardson
Illustrations/Images: Natalya Beskhlebnaya
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