Articles by Anatoly Korolyov



Unearthing the Past, Burying the Truth

The authorities were silent as the grave when a group of American and Russian scientists made the sensational announcement last year that the remains of the woman who had been buried with all pomp in the cathedral of the Peter and Paul Fortress in St. Petersburg were in fact not the bones of Empress Alexandra Fyodorovna. If this skeleton was indeed improperly identified during initial studies, it is highly likely the other remains, said to be those of Tsar Nicholas II himself and his four daughters, are also someone else's.

Sorokin: From Scandal to Literary Redemption

Russia's most famous living writer, Vladimir Sorokin, recently found himself at the center of another scandal.

Bulgakov Unnerves Superstitious Muscovites

Everything associated with the name of novelist and playwright Mikhail Bulgakov tends to excite the common Russian fear of evil spirits.

ESSAY: Swearing as a Weapon of Cultural Defense

ESSAY: Tales of New Riches and Rags Rise From Past

ESSAY: Taking Up the Tussle of the Fat and the Lean

ESSAY: European Idyll Needs Russia's Bleeding Wound

ESSAY: Tsar Denied Marble Gravestone, Parting Words

Big Brother Is Listening

ESSAY: Artistic Juries Serve Up Bland Diet of Realism

ESSAY: Don't Believe Your Eyes on Street of Deception

Great October Tragedy

Big Brother Won't Put Russian House in Order

Moscow the Arrogant

Russia's Beloved Clown

Superstitious Russia Trapped in Medieval Age

Moscow Turns to Mirage on Vast Desert Steppe

The Love of Money Is Still Seen As Root of Evil

Hasn't Anyone Told 007 the Cold War Is Over?

The Intelligentsia Is Dead -- Good Riddance

Baba, Cook or Comrade, But Never a Woman

A Few Words of Praise Could Go a Long Way

Confronting Gorbachev on the Fate of Russia

The Writers Are Disappearing, But Is That Bad?

1960s Generation Yields No Place for the New