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Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Order a Print of the Cover Portrait Order a print of the Solzhenitsyn portrait via ShutterFly, and we'll donate all profits to the Solzhenitsyn Fund for victims of political oppression.

Link to digital versions of Solzhenitsyn's works in Russian

One of Solzhenitsyn's Last Interviews with Der Spiegel

Aleksei Fyodorovich Losev

Losev Homepage A site devoted to the life and philosophical works of Losev.

Where to buy some of Losev's books To our knowledge, Losev has not been translated into English, but you can buy some of his books online in Russian.

Lyceum Day

Uchites! Russian Language Learning An eight-page Russian language learning lesson based on this issue's Lyceum Day article. Can be used for individual study, or as a teacher-led lesson for Russian language students in a classroom setting.

One Century in the Life of Aleksandr Isayevich

The Commentary in Russian

Russian Art Boom

John McPhee's book on Norton Dodge Reads like a spy novel.

Grisha Bruskin's Art at Meyerovich Gallery

Great Resource on Russian Art Links to lots of digital images, organized by artist

Secret Histories

Past Imperfect: 318 Episodes from the Life of a Russian Artist A hilarious look at the life of an artist in Soviet Russia.

Lenin's Private War by Leslie Chamberlin

The Secret History of Moscow by Ekaterina Sedia

The Veil of Gold by Kim Wilkins

Far from Moscow An exciting new, English-only website that corrals and catalogs what is new and interesting in Russian popular music.

Tsar David

On the 100th Anniversary of Oistrakh By Artur Shtilman

Oistrakh Performance Video Oistrakh plays the Tchaikovsky First Violin Concerto, captured by YouTube.

The Bartok, Hindemith and Szymanowki recording As mentioned in the article.

David Oistrakh: The Complete EMI Recordings