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The Selected Poems of Osip Mandelstam
Translated by Christian Wiman
The Twelve Chairs
by Ilya Ilf and Evgeny Petrov
Translated by Anne O. Fisher
Sergey and Marina Dyachenko
Translated by Elinor Huntington
The Time of Women
Translated by Simon Patterson with Nina Chordas
50 Writers: An Anthology of 20th Century Russian Short Stories
Translated by Valentina Brougher and Frank Miller, with Mark Lipovetsky
(Academic Studies Press, $29)
Just Send Me Word
(Henry Holt, $27)
Vladimir Putin and Russian Stagecraft
Allan C. Lynch
(Potomac Books, $24.95)
The Return: Russia’s Journey from Gorbachev to Medvedev
(Simon & Schuster, $18)
Vadim Makhorka's Weblog The popular blog of this daring Siberian photographer whose work was featured in this article.
Film of Starffin Pitching The film was shot during the 1949 tour of Japan by the San Francisco Seals.
Nekrasov's Poem "Russian Women" - in Russian
Nekrasov's Poem A translation offered by one individual, of the part of Nekrasov's poem about Russian women.
The Kitchen Debates Great interview of Nixon and the ever ebullient Khrushchev in Moscow. A great open public exchange between them. Best line by Khrushchev, "What did I agree do?" Nixon: "From the way you talk and the way you dominate the conversation, you would have made a good lawyer yourself."
Part 2 of the Nixon-Khruschev Interview More great exchanges between these two skilled debaters.
Nixon and Brezhnev's Wild Ride A film clip (from Final Days) dramatizing Brezhnev's kidnapping of Nixon at Camp David and the ensuing wild ride in Brezhnev's new Lincoln.
Listen to the interview in Russian The interview which is printed in this issue's Uchites insert.
Listen to the song Listen along as you read and learn the lyrics to Tsoy's "When your Girlfriend was Sick"