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June 1997

June 1997

6: The Most Privileged Class
Yelena Utenkova
For any nation, its children are its most valuable resource. For this reason, Russian Life asked Yelena Utenkova, on the occasion of International Children's Day, to look at the state of children in Russia today. She returns with a picture at once sobering and revealing.
Features

12: The Flowers of Life on their parents' grave
Mikhail Ivanov
Phrases and idioms you need related to children and childraising a la Russe.
Survival Russian

15: Rise and Fall of a Military Leader
Valentina Kolesnikova
The story of commander Mikhail Nikolaevich Tukhachevsky has all the makings of a Shakespearean tragedy ...
Russian Calendar

16: Northern Citadel
William C. Brumfield
For almost all of its 600 years, the Cyril-Belozersk Monastery guarded Russia's northern frontiers, while serving as an influential religious outpost. William Brumfield recounts the monastery's long history.
:: Illustrations/Images by William C. Brumfield

Travel

21: From the Childhood Years of Ivan Popov
Vasily Shukshin
Vasily Shukshin (1929-1974) was a masterful writer whose work is too little known outside Russia. Here we present an excerpt of one of his recently translated works.
Literature

31: The Magical Land of Tuva
Gary Wescott and Monika Wescott
In this, the fourth in our series of articles on Gary and Monika Westcott's drive across Russia, the couple visits the Republic of Tuva, best known for its postage stamps and throat-singing. But the "usual" tourist attractions are not what the Westcotts were after...
Travel

35: Digging up your Russian Roots
Paul E. Richardson
How to trace your family roots from Russia, with resource listings and interesting facts on the "waves" of Russian immigration to the US.
Practical Traveler

40: The Soup of the Russian Nobility
Yelena Utenkova
Svekolnik is "the other beet soup." This aristocratic soup with a delicate flavor is served cold.
Cuisine