Dedicated to Anna Yegorova and my beloved авиатриссы, on the 70th anniversary of Russia’s Victory Day
On Emory University’s decision to shutter several academic departments, including my beloved Russian
On Victory Day in the former USSR
In which a highly cussed young Anna shoots up a comrade’s truck tires to “convince” him to help her start her U-2 and fly out of danger.
I never thought I’d see Moscow again, although I dreamed of it for fourteen years. I boarded a teeming Aeroflot flight in late summer 2005, as Katrina’s receding waters revealed, inch by inch, the erasure of New Orleans as I once knew it. Mourning for that blighted, intoxicating city, I rushed towards another place I…
A young Soviet combat airwoman’s diary of WWII
Excerpts from a young Russian airwoman’s memoir of WWII
A Soviet combat airwoman recalls the first weeks of WWII