November 1997

Features in this Issue

Russia's Elusive Middle Class

There is much talk of Russia's newly rich and sadly poor. But little is heard of its nascent middle class. And what better time to investigate this than on the 80th anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution, which sought to annhilate the country's middle class?

Bolshevik Doodles

They are certainly not great works of art, but they are intriguing pieces of history -- cartoons and caricatures drawn by early Soviet leaders while sitting in droning meetings. Publisher here for the first time outside Russia.

A Prophet and His Country

Thirty-five years ago this month, a little book was published that changed Russia forever. On the anniversary of the publication of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn's One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, we asked two esteemed observers to offer their views on the great writer's legacy.

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