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Author Archives: Julie Delvaux

A Moscow-based journalist, author, and translator. Fluent in Russian, English, and French, in love with Surrealism.

Joseph Stalin Meets Social Media: Russia Remembers the Great Terror

To remind the younger audiences of political repressions, the activists compared Joseph Stalin to Facebook, Twitter, and other social media. Read More »

andrei rudensky

One of the finest Russian actors of his generation, Andrei Rudensky was born in the city of Sverdlovsk (now Yekaterinburg) on January 26, 1959, into the family of a lieutenant colonel. After briefly studying Architecture and Design at the Yekaterinburg Academy of Architecture, Andrei passed an audition for the Boris Schepkin Moscow theatrical institute where he studied under Viktor Korshunov, ... Read More »

Summer in Moscow: Residential Observations

Moscow, Russia has traditionally been known for very hot summers - so how are people coping with heat there in 2011? Read More »

The Russian Manchester: How Ivanovo Is Finding Its Way in Post-Soviet Russia

Hailed as the "Russian Manchester" and "the city of brides", the textile town of Ivanovo is slowly adapting to post-Soviet realities. Read More »