November/December 2001

Features in this Issue

Russian Lacquer Miniatures: A Mythic Art

Russian lacquered miniatures came to fruition in the Soviet era--skilled icon painters' adaptation of a centuries-old art to new, secular reality. Collector and expert Cherry Gilchrist offers a fascinating look at the history of this art form, plus offers useful tips on how to buy top-quality miniatures.

St. Basil's: The Stuff of Legend

There is no more recognizeable symbol of Russia than the colorful cupolas of St. Basil's Cathedral. Andrei Yurganov takes us on a tour through the legendary history of the famous church on Red Square.

100 Young Russians to Watch

This is the sixth article in our series: 100 Young Russians to Watch. In this issue we present seven notable individuals—from an alpinist turned preservationist to an editor to an outstanding oboist ... All personify the sort of excellence and hope which embody a positive Russian future.

Moscow Knights

Sixty years ago, the Battle for Moscow marked a turning point in World War Two. For the first time, the Nazi blitzkrieg was halted.

US & Russia: Allies Again?

The September 11 terrorist bombings have changed everything, including, it seems, the nature of the US-Russian relationship. Russian Life talked with a Russian opinion leader to gauge what the future may hold.

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