The world’s biggest country, in a magazine. Since 1956.
The Museum welcomes Russian Life magazine publisher and editor, Paul Richardson, for a showing of his documentary and companion book RESILIENCE – Life Stories of Centenarians in the Year of Revolution.
Richardson explores the lives of people born in 1917, a time when Russia was wracked by political and social unrest. Yet, through it all these children survived to adulthood, their lives intricately intertwined with Russia's tumultuous history.
RESILIENCE was created by Richardson in collaboration with Russian journalists Mikhail Mordasov and Nadya Grebennikova, after the trio traveled across Russia and Eastern Europe in 2017, interviewing 22 centenarians.
Richardson will introduce the film and read a few short excerpts from the book. A Q&A and book signing will follow the showing of the 25-minute documentary. Other books by Richardson, including The Spine of Russia and Driving Down Russia's Spine, will also be available for purchase.