Marilyn Murray

3 years ago

What the Soviet Union and Khmer Rouge Share

What the Soviet Union and Khmer Rouge Share

3 years ago

I toured the Nazi death camps of Dachau in Germany and Terezin in Czechoslovakia in the 1970s and have stood in front of the Lubyanka in Moscow, where thousands were annihilated by ...

3 years ago

Trying to Live Comfortably in a Moscow Shoebox

Trying to Live Comfortably in a Moscow Shoebox

3 years ago

As I climbed to the fifth floor in an old Moscow building, I wondered if my colleague, Larisa, would be able to navigate these stairs in the next 10 years or so. ...

3 years ago

Childhood Offenses Instill Defensive Mind-Set

Childhood Offenses Instill Defensive Mind-Set

3 years ago

In our classes for those who desire to be healthy, balanced people, participants are asked to identify their most powerful emotions.

3 years ago

Russia's Past Psychological Wounds Still Linger

Russia's Past Psychological Wounds Still Linger

3 years ago

Tatyana was small, blonde and 60 years ago. Her face was impassive as she stood before our class and related: "My parents were born in the 1930s when millions of people were ...

4 years ago

Is Narcissism Always Inevitable in Leadership?

Is Narcissism Always Inevitable in Leadership?

4 years ago

His father was an alcoholic who brutalized him. While his mother smothered him with affection, she also beat him. As a small, sickly child with a damaged arm, he was bullied regularly ...

4 years ago

How to Raise the Standard for Normal Behavior

How to Raise the Standard for Normal Behavior

4 years ago

It was 44 degrees Celsius in the trusty yard of the Arizona State Prison, a miserably hot day to be working with convicted sex offenders.

4 years ago

How Survival Mode Destroyed the Tsarnaevs

How Survival Mode Destroyed the Tsarnaevs

4 years ago

The Tsarnaev family, like many in the former Soviet Union, probably has been stuck in survival mode for generations.

4 years ago

Why I Love Russia (Despite Everything)

Why I Love Russia (Despite Everything)

4 years ago

Despite living in a run-down building, elevators that smell like urine, being kept up all night by noisy, drunk neighbors and being robbed once on the street, I still love Moscow.

4 years ago

It's True About Russia Being a Nation of Readers

It's True About Russia Being a Nation of Readers

4 years ago

When I first arrived in Russia in 2002, I assumed I was a little above average regarding my cultural literacy.

4 years ago

How Soviet System Left People in Survival Mode

How Soviet System Left People in Survival Mode

4 years ago

As I listened to clients and students over many years, I realized there are essential survival requirements for every human being.