A documentary novel about the occupation of Crimea by communists during the Civil War.
Voloshin-poet, writer, philosopher and historian, the last symbol of pre-revolutionary Russia, is being crushed and subdued by Bela Kun – Lenin’s commissar who directs the “Red Terror” guards in Crimea. This historical novel parallels the period and events described by Pasternak in his novel “Doctor Zhivago” with one important distinction – the central figures are real rather than fictional.
Alla Tsybulskaya, veteran professional theater critic has created a unique and superb anthology of the Russian, Israeli and American theaters and their prominent staging of classics and popular plays and operas in the USA for the last 30 years.
The Pen is Mightier than the Sword: Battling with Soviet Propaganda presents a new window into the struggle of Soviet Jews for their freedoms and rights. This was an intellectual barricade at which the activists, utilizing Soviet law, regulations and the Constitution itself, safeguarded meaningful tidbits of freedom within the Soviet totalitarian system.
Each chapter of this Exodus should be read and reread in each generation. Shapiro was not merely another Jewish activist, but was one of its leaders and the only witness for the defense at the famous trial of the “hijackers of the airplane”.