Eugenia Sokolskaya

EUGENIA SOKOLSKAYA came to the United States from Russia when she was four. In addition to a normal public-school education, she also received extensive instruction in Russian literature, film, and history from her parents. She is now a graduate of Swarthmore College and a freelance translator. In 2011, she was short-listed for the Rossica Young Translators Award.


Peter the Great, Emperor of All Russia (Online)
International Women's Day: A Look Back (Online)
1741: The Year Russia Discovered America (Online)
Happy Russian Mail Day (Online)
Alexander Nevsky: Russia's Hero (Online)
Happy Birthday, Gogol and Olesha! (Online)
How to Celebrate the New Year (Online)
The Course of Revolution Is Not Smooth (Online)
Ten Years of Napoleon (Online)
Stars and Purges (Online)
The Other Russian Revolution (Online)
Translator's Note: Bulat Okudzhava (Online)
City Under Siege (Online)
Did Stakhanov Act Alone? (Online)
Caught in the Crossfire: The Annexation of Estonia (Online)
I'm Vysotsky: The Legend of Russian Songwriting (Online)
War and Peace: 7 Fun Facts (Online)
The Most Useful Russian Inventions (Online)
How Well Do You Know Russian Fairy Tale Characters? (Online)
Smoktunovsky: Portrait of an Actor (Online)
Dizzy with "Success": The Horrors of Collectivization (Online)
The Sino-Soviet Love-Hate Relationship (Online)
Who's Out to Get Russia? (Online)
Trotsky on Trotskyites (Online)
Ivan the Terrible, Tsar of All Russias (Online)
The Winter War: More than a Prelude (Online)
The Mystery of the Kirov Assassination (Online)
Grandfather Frost: More than Just Santa Claus (Online)
Unity Day: Whose Unity? (Online)
Russian Exceptionalism According to Boris Dubin (Online)
Pasternak: A Great Translator Reflects on Translation (Online)
A Soviet Leader in the US? Preposterous! (Online)
The Many Days of September 1 (Online)
Tsarevich Alexei and the Worst 10th Birthday Ever (Online)
Isaac Babel and Russian Jews (Online)
Yuri Vizbor: Soviet Renaissance Man (Online)
Measuring Like a Russian (Online)
Peace, Land, Bread (Online)
Subbotniks: Soviet "Days of Service" (Online)
1980 Olympics: Songs and Cartoons (Online)
The One and Only Chapayev (Online)
The Many Homelands of Sergei Parajanov (Online)
U.S.-Soviet Grain Trade: 5 Stages of Grief (Online)
Happy New Year! (Online)
9 Crazy Things Russian Lawmakers Have Tried to Ban (Online)
Constructing a Constitution (Online)
Boris Grebenshikov, a Founding Father of Soviet Rock (Online)
RuNet Tackles History (Online)
Perks and Perils of Being the Tsar's Favorite (Online)
It's Nutcracker Season! (Online)
Dmitry Pozharsky: Russian Hero (Online)
Reds, Whites, Greens, and... Blacks? (Online)
RuNet: The Silly and the Serious (Online)
Spelling Reform: Who Gets the Credit? (Online)
Who “Discovered” Sakhalin? (Online)
Bukharin: Rise and Fall (Online)
Checking in with Russian Bloggers (Online)
The Dangers of Cold War Air Travel (Online)
Patriotism: A USSR Story (Online)
Why Did Soviet Houses All Look the Same? (Online)


History Through the Eyes of Three Monuments (January/February 2017)
Raising the Shtandart (March/April 2016)
Stealing Brides (March/April 2015)
The Museum of All Things (November/December 2014)
In Pushkin's Shadow (September/October 2014)
Russia's Eiffel Tower (May/June 2014)
The Children's Railroad (November/December 2013)
Masha is Lying on the Table (24: Dostoyevsky Bilingual)
Guide for Moscow Visitors (25: Storied Moscow)
Near Smorgon (27: The War to End All)
A Truly Unique Person (29: Leningrad Under Seige)

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