The team that collaborates to produce the periodicals and books published by Russian Life are a diverse lot with talents and interests not limited to things Russian.
As Publisher and Editor, Paul Richardson oversees all editorial, design, production and management of the company's periodicals and books out of its office in Montpelier, Vermont. Involved in US-Russian business for over 25 years, Richardson headed up one of the first Soviet-Western joint ventures in Moscow, in 1989 and 1990. He is the author of three published novels, a mildly humorous book on running, and editor of numerous works of fiction and nonfiction. His website is here.
Maria Antonova was born in Moscow, moved to the U.S. in 1994, but returned regularly. After completing BA degrees in French and International Studies at the University of Washington, she relocated back to Moscow. In addition to her duties as Russian Life's Managing Editor, she is a correspondent for Agence France Presse.
Eileen brings over two decades of both design and customer service experience to her work with Russian Life. If you call in to check on your subscription, she is most likely the person you will speak with.
Nora Seligman Favorov is a Russian-to-English translator specializing in Russian history and literature. Her recent translations include the 1863 novel City Folk and Country Folk by Sofia Khvoshchinskaya (Russian Library, 2017) and Stalin: New Biography of a Dictator by Oleg Khlevniuk (Yale, 2015), selected as Pushkin House UK’s “best Russian book in translation” for 2016. Involved in the American Translators Association for decades, she currently serves on ATA’s Certification Committee and is associate editor of ATA’s Slavic Languages Division newsletter, SlavFile. A Russian-history buff, she has been translating Russian Life’s “Calendar” feature since 2005 and serves as the magazine’s translation editor.
Tamara Eidelman teaches history at one of Moscow’s finest high schools. She is a member of the Moscow and European Associations of History Teachers and works as a radio host on Mayak-24, where she writes the history program, Conjunctive Mood. She has been the magazine's History Editor since 2003. She compiles the Calendar section and regularly contributes, vetts and edits articles on historical themes. In late 2019, she started up a Youtube channel on matters historical, societal and philosophical, which is a great place to improve your Russian. Also, she has an active Telegram channel.
Katrina Keegan is an undergraduate student at the University of Chicago studying all things Eurasia. She has lived in Russia, Moldova, Azerbaijan and Ukraine for nearly two years. Yet no matter how much time she spends eating mayonnaise-based salads and slowly becoming convinced that sitting on the ground really could cause one's ovaries to freeze, she never tires of learning about more of the region's quirks and writing about them. Her work has appeared in Verge Magazine and is forthcoming in Glint Literary Magazine.
Griffin Edwards is an MA student at Indiana University's Russian and East European Institute. His adventures in Russia include witnessing modern theater in Moscow for St. Olaf College's undergraduate research program; experiencing the joys of an all-male winter banya in Valdai; and having the honor of collecting fares for a Peterhof-bound marshrutka. He has written in the past for the Independent Voter Network in San Diego, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, and D.C.'s Lugar Center.
Margaret “Molly” Godwin-Jones is a PhD student in the Slavic Department at the University of Kansas studying second language acquisition (SLA). She lived and studied for four years in Pyatigorsk, in Russia’s northern Caucasus region, where she was a volunteer interpreter at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. Molly currently teaches Russian at KU.
A broadly experienced engineer and problem solver with deep knowledge of ColdFusion, HTML, CSS, JS, SQL and plenty of other acronyms you'd rather not shake a stick at. Scott excels at listening to client needs and providing clever and efficient solutions. He also happens to be a competitive bowler but he’s no Roy Munson.
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