- Published on Sunday, 18 May 2014
- Written by Michelle Theall
Russian writers are visiting Alaska for a variety of reasons, but will return to Russia with newfound admiration for Alaska's scenery and plans to use their experiences in their work.
"Russian novelist Vladislav Bakhrevsky used to feel resentful toward Americans, a feeling that stemmed in part from the tensions of the Cold War.
"'But then I came here and there are wonderful people,' Bakhrevsky, speaking through an interpreter, said during a recent trip to Alaska's capital city. 'From this point on, I will never think of America as my enemy,' he said after pausing to admire area mountains."
Or read the origianl story here: http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-05-11/russia-intrigue#.U3emUVhdUkM