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When Russia Was Opening Up – A Memoir

When Russia Was Opening Up – A Memoir

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By: Colette Shulman


COLETTE SHULMAN’S MEMOIR begins two years after Stalin’s death in 1953 when she went to Moscow to administer and teach in the Anglo-American school under the British and American Embassies. A year later she became a reporter in United Press’s Moscow bureau, the only American woman registered with the Soviet Press Department as a fulltime correspondent. She lived and worked in Moscow from 1955–1959, including three months in Poland.

Thereafter, she went back and forth to the Soviet Union/Russia for 40 years in various capacities—as a journalist, as a participant in various cultural-educational exchanges, in dialogues between American and Soviet women, and as the initiator of a Russian-language magazine for women in Russia forming NGOs (non-governmental organizations) of all kinds, the beginning of something new in that country, an independent-of-government civil society.

Because her memoir points to some of the changes in the Soviet Union/Russia over nearly a half century, it helps readers understand how the country got to where it is today. The book documents her husband Marshall Shulman’s efforts in and out of government to reduce nuclear weapons and prevent their proliferation. In between the lines, the reader can also sense the love story that was the basis of their marriage.


  • 7.5 x 10 Paperback
  • ISBN 978-1-5422-1288-5

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Publisher: Silver Street Media

Author: Colette Shulman

Page Count: 312

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