Articles by Helen Womack



The West Needs a Good Dose of Perestroika

An Australian journalist just returned to Moscow writes that she is shocked when she hears the overtly anti-Semitic, racist, sexist and homophobic things that some Russians say. But she also believes in the rights of idiots to express themselves.

Coming Full Circle 25 Years Later

In 1990, my editors asked me to go shopping with a couple of Russian housewives. Tamara and Ira agreed to take me on a search for the ingredients to make a lemon pie.

Meanwhile, Back in Chernobyl

Need a break from the Orange Revolution? Consider a tour of Chernobyl.

Meanwhile, Back in Chernobyl

Need a break from the Orange Revolution? Consider a tour of Chernobyl.

Can't Beat This

Unwind to a Celtic reel and open your wallets for an orchestra called ""Kremlin"" next week.

Can't Beat This

Unwind to a Celtic reel and open your wallets for an orchestra called ""Kremlin"" next week.

FACES & VOICES: To Russia, With Thanks for the Memories

FACES & VOICES: Language Education for a Lucky Few

FACES & VOICES: Catwoman's Bitch and Priceless Behemoth

FACES & VOICES: Diving With Dolphins an Aquatic Treat

FACES & VOICES: Romance Of Rock Lovers Is Contagious

FACES & VOICES: Too Irreverent for Astrological Aspirations

FACES & VOICES: Puppetmasters Keep Sense of Humor Intact

FACES & VOICES: Breeder Sees Big Bucks in Biggest Birds

FACES & VOICES: Fatalism Fades After Sakharov Museum Visit

FACES & VOICES: Losing Weight By 'Shaping' The Fat Away

FACES & VOICES: Russians Will Break a Leg For a Friend

Mother Looks Soldier Son's Death in the Face

FACES & VOICES: Click Daily Misery Away On Joke Site

FACES & VOICES: Watching as The Cold War Kids Grow Up

FACES & VOICES: Booker Prize's Winner True To His Roots

FACES & VOICES: English Visit Enchants a Young Russian

FACES & VOICES: Bright Future Drags Its Heels For Ukrainians

FACES & VOICES: Stripping for The Tax Cops Saves a Bribe

FACES & VOICES: Russian Men Must Pick Up Raisa's Legacy

FACES & VOICES: Finding Bliss In Marriage At Any Age

FACES & VOICES: 'Four Seasons' Marches to a New Drum

FACES & VOICES: Family Budget Stretches as School Starts

FACES & VOICES: Mother Russia Sells Herself On Roadside

FACES & VOICES: Mail Surprises With Content Not Arrival