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Nov/Dec 2001

Nov/Dec 2001

21: Survival German
Mikhail Ivanov
German invasions of the Russian language.
Survival Russian

22: Take a gander at this goose
Red Square Restaurant
Roast goose with apples is the holiday dish recommended this year.

24: Russian Lacquer Miniatures: A Mythic Art
Cherry Gilchrist
Russian lacquered miniatures came to fruition in the Soviet era--skilled icon painters' adaptation of a centuries-old art to new, secular reality. Collector and expert Cherry Gilchrist offers a fascinating look at the history of this art form, plus offers useful tips on how to buy top-quality miniatures.

34: St. Basil's: The Stuff of Legend
Andrei Yurganov
There is no more recognizeable symbol of Russia than the colorful cupolas of St. Basil's Cathedral. Andrei Yurganov takes us on a tour through the legendary history of the famous church on Red Square.

41: 100 Young Russians to Watch
The sixth article in our series on Russia's upcoming leaders. Link through the title of the article for a list of all 100 of the individuals.

49: Moscow Knights
Nikolai Poroskov
Sixty years ago, the Battle for Moscow marked a turning point in World War Two. For the first time, the Nazi blitzkrieg was halted.

56: US & Russia: Allies Again?
The September 11 terrorist bombings have changed everything, including, it seems, the nature of the US-Russian relationship. Russian Life talked with a Russian opinion leader to gauge what the future may hold.

62: Four books and a calendar
Russian Life
In this issue we review: "The Complete Works of Isaac Babel," "Valery Gergiev and the Kirov: A Story of Survival," "The Logic of Economic Reform," "Without Vodka," and the annual otrivnoy calendar "Martianoff's 2002 Calendar." For a listing of all items reviewed and recommended by Russian Life, visit this page.
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