November/December 2000

Features in this Issue

A Tsar is Born

Twenty-year-old Marat Safin is taking the tennis world by storm, not only because of the strength of his game, but also because of the strength of his character.

Olympic Dreams

The Sydney Olympics held both happy surprises and amazing upsets for Russia's athletes. Here are some of the best stories.

Sleigh Revival

The brisk December wind whistles past your ears as you glide across the freshly fallen snow. Step back in time and see how sleighs are making a comeback in Russia.

The Last Romantic

Widely hailed ast the greatest Russian poet of the 20th century, Alexander Blok was more than an enigma--his life and work are a reflection of the Russian soul.

The Poetic Idol of 1941

Alexander Simonov is not a poet most Russophiles have heard of. But that should be no reflection on his wonderful verses.

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