Feb 26, 2013
I recently saw an article posted on a website and couldn’t agree more with the author’s premise as some states — including my home state of New York — consider relaxing the laws with respect to late-term abortions.
Nov 29, 2012
“Lev, this is Julie. Do you remember me?” The voice on the phone sounded familiar. She went on: “Almost 40 years ago, I believe the year was 1975, I went to see your play ‘Welcome to Soviet America!’ at Carnegie Hall.
Oct 30, 2012
I was watching Fox News, when an image of President Barack Obama delivering a message flashed on the screen for a mere second. The clip was gone no sooner than it appeared, but it was enough for me to catch it: “I run not on what I have done, but on what I will do.”
Oct 16, 2012
I am going to say something I know may not be popular with the readers. I spent half of my life in Stalin’s Russia. I was born there, got married there, and I never knew what the television set looks like.
Oct 9, 2012
Am I to believe that I have wasted 40 years of my life in this country trying to explain the nature of dictatorship and what it meant to have been born and lived in Stalin’s paradise the first half of my life?
Sep 6, 2012
This is the title of an article by Yelena Sidorenko in the Russian newspaper Vzglyad: Delovaya Gazeta (“The View: the Business Newspaper”) of Aug. 15. Its subtitle reads: “For Almost a Month, Americans Failed to Detect Russian Submarine Near Its Shores.”
Aug 24, 2012
England was our first love. Good Old England. There was no way for us who studied English to go and live there, which was our impossible dream. We got to learn so much about it from books and recordings.
Aug 17, 2012
I was born in Moscow; I went to a Soviet school, where I discovered that there were things one should never mention in class. In particular, my parents told me never to reveal to my classmates any conversations we were having at home and never to discuss anything going on in our family.