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February 1998

February 1998

7: The Road to Nagano
Alexei Dospekhov and Valeriya Mironova
Can the 1998 Russian Winter Olympic team repeat its 1994 performance, bringing home more gold medals than any other national team.

14: Russian Hamlet with a Guitar
Sergei Roy
The poems, voice and lyrics of Vladimir Vysotsky are cherished parts of Russian culture, because they resonate with uncommon truth and depth of feeling.

24: Vladimir: The Power of Architecture
William C. Brumfield
When Vladimir fell to the Mongols in 1238, it signaled the beginning of hundreds ofyears of Russian subjugation. But that was just one of the many trials in this town's long history.
:: Illustrations/Images by William C. Brumfield


29: It's the participation that counts!
Mikhail Ivanov
Ah sports ... Here is the "mandatory program" of sports idioms and phrases.
Survival Russian

30: Singing in Exile
Valentina Kolesnikova
Fyodor Shalyapin is one of the great operatic singers of our age. But Shalyapin was larger than life in other respects as well.

37: The First Master of Russsian Film
Paul E. Richardson
Maxim Gorky once called film "the Kingdom of Shadows." Sergei Eisenstein was one of the earliest kings of this realm.

40: A cure for all ills
Yelena Utenkova
Sour cabbage is made in many countries. But nowhere is it consumed in the quantities it is in Russia.

41: Tipping for Tea
Yelena Utenkova
The tricky art of tipping in Russia today.
Practical Traveler

48: Of Pizza Commercials and Cinema Myths
Mikhail Ivanov
Recent battles for control of the hearts and minds of the Russian film industry...
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