Articles by Nina L. Khrushcheva



Russians Have the Government They Deserve

Harsh austerity measures have inspired barely any criticism from ordinary Russians.

NabokovТs Manuscripts DonТt Burn

At the end of his life, Nabokov asked that his manuscripts be burned. Thanks to his son, this was never done.

America's Favorite Boogeyman

The fact that Russia is supposedly bad doesn't make the United States better -- or better off -- at the end of George W. Bush's presidency, when it is mistrusted by the world and is bogged down by two wars and a severe economic crisis.

Nabokov's Big in Beijing

Most Russians think that they see bits of Gogol and Dostoevsky regularly in their daily lives; I see Nabokov everywhere.

In the Khrushchev Home, History Still Existed

When I was growing up in the Soviet Union of the 1970s, it was President Leonid Brezhnev that I loathed. The dreaded Josef Stalin seemed merely a name from a distant past.

Toothless Old Hatreds