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10: Venichka's Long Quest to Stardom
Finally, author Vendikt Yerofeev is getting the attention he deserves.
11: End of an Era in Theater and Film
Two MKhAT personalities--Angelina Stepanova and Oleg Yefremov--passed away within a week of one another. But their legacy lives on.
18: Resurrecting Savior's
Seventy years after it came crashing down in a portentious explosion of anti-religious fervor, Moscow's towering Cathedral of Christ the Savior has risen again.
22: Faithful Reproduction
In this companion to our cover story, we talk with Russian architecture expert William Brumfield about the significance and manner of Savior's rebuilding.
27: Can I sip on your Tchaikovsky?
Tchaikovsky, music and composers are all grist for this column's mill.
28: The Incomparable Tchaikovsky
A short biography of one of the world's greatest composers.
31: Making a Klin Break
We went to this provincial town, just 80 km from Moscow, to visit the last residence of Tchaikovsky. We found several surprises.
36: Examining the Icon
In our second of three articles on Tchaikovsky, we talk with the woman Russia has entrusted with protecting his archive, home and image ...
44: A tender tartar dish
Shashlik a la Tartar is the featured dish this issue, with a delectable plum sauce... No summer could be complete without it.
46: The Essential Tchaikovsky
Noted music historian Richard Taruskin shows how so many have misunderstood and misrepresented Tchaikovsky--and all of Russian music in the process.
54: From Atlanta to Sydny
It's that time again! The 2000 Olympics in Sydney are just weeks away. Here are some of the Russian athletes to watch.
64: And Justice For All?
Russia led the world last year in the number of claims registered against it in the European Court of Human Rights, with 972 cases. What does all this mean?