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Nov/Dec 2006

Nov/Dec 2006

7: The Barefoot Shoemaker
Maria Kolesnikova
Despite having some of the world's largest oil and gas reserves and being a huge energy exporter, Russia faces the prospect of energy shortages this winter and many winters to come.
Note Book

9: Anna Politkovskaya Murdered
Maria Kolesnikova
We report on the signal assassination of leading investigative reporter Anna Politkovskaya.
Note Book

19: Bolotnikov's Rebellion
Tamara Eidelman
Four hundred years ago, a rebellion to put False Dmitry II on the throne almost succeeded. Led by Ivan Bolotnikov, a colorful peasant, it laid seige to Moscow and relied on subversive distribution of propaganda.
:: Translation by Nora Seligman Favorov

Russian Calendar

21: Fyodor Volkov
Tamara Eidelman
A profile of the man who founded Russia's first public theater 250 years ago.
:: Translation by Nora Seligman Favorov

Russian Calendar

24: 50 and Counting
Mikhail Ivanov
A consideration of the number 50.
:: Illustrations/Images by Victor Bogorad

Survival Russian

26: 1991: The View From Moscow
Tamara Eidelman
Fifteen years ago, the Soviet Union imploded just before it was to be renewed. We look back.
Features

29: Watering the Seeds of Fascism
Marina Latysheva
What happened in the Karelian town of Kondopoga in September, and is it a sign of things to come?
:: Illustrations/Images by Mitya Aleshkovsky

Features

32: Bears in the Mist
Laura Williams
Exploring the wilds of Kamchatka, home to an amazing concentration of bears, geysers and natural beauty.
:: Illustrations/Images by Igor Shpilenok

Features

42: St. Petersburg’s Reclusive Genius
Irina Titova
Russian scientist Grigory Perelman was offered the world’s top math honor. So why did he turn it down?
Features

46: Spetsluzhb Goes to the Movies
Marina Latysheva
The FSB (heir to the KGB) has been influencing Russia’s recent film releases. Propaganda is new again.
Features

52: Fyodor Mikhailovich
Irina Titova and Paul E. Richardson
Dostoyevsky is treasured the world over for his psychological novels, many written under hurried deadlines. We look at his life and art, and talk to his relatives.
Features

62: A Taste of the Wild
Darra Goldstein
Want a fresh taste of Kamchatka? Then it has to be salmon. Here we consider the many different Russian words for salmon and offer a great recipe for flash-freezing the delicacy.
Cuisine

64: Leaving with Style
Mikhail Ivanov
What do you do when you are a forty-something translator and forced to attend a Madonna concert?
Post Script