On the thirty-first anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear accident, the biggest man-made environmental disaster in written history, over one hundred people from the former Soviet Union shared their memories of that time.
When faced with older Soviet-born patients, U.S.-trained doctors battle skepticism born of years of government lies. Vita explains how she gets recalcitrant patients on board with treatment.
I was born in Leningrad in 1967 and lived there until my parents and I immigrated when I was nine years old. And although I was an otherwise obedient child, I had a terrible habit.
Ironed Curtains reacts to the Time magazine cover
First year, second semester, first day of the class called “Theory of Algorithms. “The professor walks in, takes one look at us, and utters, “Where is our science going?” Our class consisted of three boys and 47 girls.
I fought through my competing desires to marry someone who met my cultural checklist and my wish to spend my life with this person.Then, I brought him over for tea with my babushka.
To some people, street cats simply mean allergies. But to Anna and I, her very secular Jewish Argentine boyfriend, our first encounter with a black feline was a moment of truth.
This selection comes from the recently published nonfiction graphic novel, Soviet Daughter: A Graphic Revolution.
I think it's possible to raise the kids with a certain language without also passing on the entire culture that is associated with it.
Knowing Belarusian helped me right after I moved to the United States, because it allowed me to communicate and become friends with all the Polish kids in my ESL class long before I learned English.