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Report of the arrival of Isadora Duncan and Sergei Esenin in America, October 1, 1922 on the steamship Paris

Chronicle. Rare film footage of Leo Tolstoy at the end of his life (1908-1910). Music: Tchaikovsky - Piano sonata in G major, op. 37, 1st movt.

The clash with police in the Swamp area. May 6, 2012. Moscow.

St. Herman of Alaska, Russian Orthodox monk - traveled with 8 other monks in 1793 to bring the Gospel to the Aleuts and Eskimos in the Aleutian Islands. Russians had been exploring & trading in the Americas since at least 1740. He built a school for the Aleutians, defended them from injustices & exploitation of Russian traders & was known to them as Apa (“Grandfather”). A portion of his relics are enshrined at St. Ignatius Chapel at the Antiochian Village, where he is regarded as a patron…

Author Maxim D. Shrayer, a Boston College professor of Russian and English, is the subject of a feature story in the Cape Cod Chronicle, which focuses on his emigration from Russia to America–the subject of his memoir Waiting for America.