February 1998

Features in this Issue

The Road to Nagano

Can the 1998 Russian Winter Olympic team repeat its 1994 performance, bringing home more gold medals than any other national team.

Russian Hamlet with a Guitar

The poems, voice and lyrics of Vladimir Vysotsky are cherished parts of Russian culture, because they resonate with uncommon truth and depth of feeling.

Singing in Exile

Fyodor Shalyapin is one of the great operatic singers of our age. But Shalyapin was larger than life in other respects as well.

The First Master of Russsian Film

Maxim Gorky once called film "the Kingdom of Shadows." Sergei Eisenstein was one of the earliest kings of this realm.

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