In the last few years our famous satirist and playwright Mikhail Zadornov has expanded his creative role. He has started to study the history of Slavic people and their culture, including the etymology of Russian words. Our correspondent has interviewed Zadornov.
Igor Leonidovich Volgin is a significant figure in Russian culture: a writer, publicist, historian, film director, broadcaster and author of several books of poems. He is a leading world expert on the life and works of Fedor Dostoevsky. Our correspondent met and talked with Igor Volgin.
In 2014 Russia and Belarus will mark the 100th anniversary of World War I. In fact this will be the first time that we shall really study the war and its results, to draw lessons from it, in short, to cross all the ‘t’s and dot all the ‘i's’ (or at least some of them).
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