March 01, 2001

Letters to the Editor

To the Editors:

I have a couple of comments about your Jan/Feb 2001 issue of Russian Life.

Amalia Mordvinova is very obviously an “actress,” not an “actor,” as you say on page 29. I hope this is a “typo.” Maybe it is a natural mistake of Russian speakers when, I think, in Russian, one word serves for actor/actress regardless of sex. Please tell me if this is, rather “political correctness” creeping into your magazine. When I told a Russian woman who is living here in this country that some people think using male words to describe females (such as “actor” when one means “actress”) imputes more respect to women, she looked at me with a look of utter incomprehension. Let me say that this woman is incredibly bright and well read. And I agree with her.

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