Tag: Russia

Valentina Tereshkova, The First Woman In Space

“Tereshkova was celebrated in songs and her face was put on postage stamps. Soon after her flight, she was married off to a fellow cosmonaut, Andriyan Nikolayev. Khrushchev gave the bride away at a wedding filled with the Soviet equivalent of Hello magazine photographers. When the couple eventually […]

Viciousness at the Bolshoi

The director of the Bolshoi Ballet has acid thrown in his face and The New York Times reports on the vicious underside of the Bolshoi Ballet. “The stories about vengeance at the Bolshoi Ballet go back centuries: The rival who hid an alarm clock in the audience, timed […]