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Jan/Feb 2003

Jan/Feb 2003

24: Through Muslim Eyes
Lina Rozovskaya
After last fall's terrorist act in a Moscow theater, Russia's Muslim population has come under increased scrutiny and pressure.
Features

32: Studying Russian Outside the Capitals
Some reasons to consider studying Russian outside Moscow and St. Petersburg, with a listing of schools and their programs in provincial cities.
Features

35: Forever Amber
Linda Predovsky
For forty million years, it was just tree sap trapped under earth and water. Now it is being transformed into soft gems that will resurrect the famous Amber Room.
Features

41: The Face of Russian Political Correctness
Lina Rozovskaya
P.C. has an entirely different meaning in Russian and in English.
Survival Russian

42: Marina Raskova and Soviet Women Aviators of WWII
Amy Goodpaster Strebe
Marina Raskova, who founded the world's first female aviator corps, has a life story as amazing as the achievements of the corps bearing her name that went on to fight in WWII.
Features

48: St. Petersburg in Black & White
Jennifer Davis
This stark, vivid exhibition of photos and etchings of St. Petersburg offers a fascinating take on the Northern Capital.
Features

54: Winner Take All
Matt Lee
From rather inauspicious origins in the Ural mountains, Konstantin Tszyu has gone on to become the world's greatest boxer in his weight class. But he has never lost his perspective.
Features

58: A Honey of a Winter Drink
Darra Goldstein
Sbiten was the drink of choice in Russia long before tea made its appearance.
Cuisine

60: Four books
Paul E. Richardson
A review of: Stamp Album, by Andrei Sergeev; Ivan the Terrible, by Robert Payne & Nikita Romanoff; Russia's Virtual Economy, by Clifford G. Gaddy & Barry W. Ickes; The Russian Context, by Eloise M. Boyle & Genevra Gerhart, eds.
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64: What's Cheap for a Russian...
Paul E. Richardson
The cost of being a foreigner in Russia.
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