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Nov/Dec 2007

Nov/Dec 2007

7: The Difficulty of Being Oligarchic
Maria Antonova
On the Uzbek-born oligarch Alisher Usmanov, who has made headlines of late from his acquisition of works of art and cartoons in the name of the Homeland.
Note Book

19: When Things Fell Apart
Tamara Eidelman
A chronicle of the days surrounding the 1917 revolution, in the words and thoughts of those who lived through it.
:: Translation by Nora Seligman Favorov

Russian Calendar

23: Samuil Marshak
Tamara Eidelman
A reflection on the life and influence of this Soviet-era poet, translator and writer.
:: Translation by Nora Seligman Favorov

Russian Calendar

25: The Tver Uprising
Tamara Eidelman
The uprising in Tver in December 1327 was a final straw leading to the consolidation of power in Moscow.
:: Translation by Nora Seligman Favorov

Russian Calendar

28: Worms for Snacks
Natasha Dmitrieva
Have you ever put your teeth on a shelf? This issue's Survival Russian column looks at the language of hunger...
:: Illustrations/Images by Victor Bogorad

Survival Russian

30: Their Lives for Their Art
Maria Antonova
In several small craft villages surrounding the capital, artisans struggle against the pressures of capitalism and the legacy of gigantism to preserve both their art and their way of life.
Features

38: Children of the Gulag
Deborah Hoffman
Millions of adults suffered in the horror that was the Gulag. But what of the children they left behind? What became of them? How did they survive the loss of parents and loved ones?
Features

46: Island of Tragic Beauty
Roderick Eime
Off the remote northeastern coast of Chukotka lies the severe outpost that is Wrangel Island. Home to polar bears, musk ox and ghosts of wily explorers, reachable only by ice breakers or dogsleds, the island has long been a source of fascination and mystery.
Features

54: The Russian Pompadour
Lev Berdnikov
Ivan Shuvalov was Empress Elizabeth's confidant, lover and aide. But he was also an impressively modest patron of the arts and education.
Features

60: Mojitos in Moscow
Darra Goldstein
A look at some of Moscow's new upscale restaurants, where style and good food go hand in hand.
Cuisine

61: Soviet Images, Baikal and Chekhov
Paul E. Richardson
Books on Soviet era photography, Lake Baikal, Private Life under Stalin, Chekhov and Literary St. Petersburg, as well as a DVD on Russian prisons.
Under Review

64: A Church at the End of the Earth
Maria Antonova
Antarctica's Church of the Holy Trinity is perhaps the world's most remote Russian Orthodox Church
Post Script