NEW YORK, June 6, 2008 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ ----The fourth installment of the irreverent glossy quarterly (recently hailed as "one of the best new magazines of 2007" by Library Journal) hits newsstands nationwide on June 6. "The most spectacular thing about this issue," says Editor-in-Chief Michael Idov, "has to be the matching of material to author. Khrushchev's great-granddaughter writes about the man who once printed 'Khrushchev Not Welcome Here' stickers. The New Yorker's Julia Ioffe chats with a porn star. And Manhattan's current succes de scandale, Emily Gould, conclusively proves that she can write about people other than Emily Gould."
MEET THE NEW BOSS: Michael Idov's firsthand account of Moscow's mood on the eve of the presidential elections in Russia.
THE BEET GENERATION: In modern fiction, Russian-born Americans are all the rage -- and if that requires a bit of "Slav-face," so be it. Emily Gould, of Gawker.com and NY Times Magazine fame, quizzes Gary Shteyngart, Keith Gessen and the other darlings of the New York literary scene.
GOING OUT ON TOP: Russia's #1 adult movie star, Lena Berkova, on starting her own political party and bringing "the world's thinnest models" to the U.S.
CONSERVATIVE COMRADES: Nina Khrushcheva, great-granddaughter of the Soviet leader, explores the close friendship of William F. Buckley and Vladimir Nabokov and the unlikely ideological bridge that connected them.
PLUS: Color photos of Tsarist Russia; Exclusive first look at the Olympic team's uniform design; Western A-listers demean themselves for millions at Moscow's private parties (Gwyneth Paltrow in a cage!); and the Risk board teaches Siberian geography.
RUSSIA!, a quarterly independent English-language magazine, is devoted to the most original coverage of people, trends, ideas and events taking place in or around Russia. In its first year, it was named "one of the best new magazines" by Library Journal and "a new favorite magazine" by Portfolio.
The Summer 2008 issue is now on newsstands at major book retailers, as well as online at http://www.readrussia.com .