In the early 1980's John Glad who was then workng at the Kennan Institute in Washington D.C. recorded a series of videotaped interviews with leading Russian writers. Some of those interviews were subsequently published in Russian as Besedy v izgnanii : russkoe literaturnoe zarubezh'e. An English translation of some of the interviews English translations done by Richard and Joanna Robin can also be found in John Glad, Conversations in exile: Russian writers abroad. The original video recordings were deposited with the University of Maryland. Professor Glad himself retained his own copies and at different times and places he exhibited them to interested audiences.
In the spring of 2007 Professor Glad made his copies of the tapes available to me for digitization. What follows area list of the interviewees with links to the actual recordiings that have been restored in so far as possible.
|Vasily Aksyonov||Viktor Nekrasov|
|Liudmila Alekseeva||Aleksandr Ovcharenko|
|Yuz Aleshkovsky||Andrei Sinyavsky|
|Igor Birman||Andrei Sinyavsky and Marina Rozanova|
|Joseph Brodsky||Sasha Sokolov|
|Ivan Elagin||Vladimir Soloukhin|
|Boris Fillipov and Viktor Nekrasov||Alexandr Suslov|
|Roman Goul||Ilya Suslov|
|Naum Korzhavin||Igor Yefimov|
|Vladimir Maksimov||Vladimir Voinovich|
I want to express my thanks to John Glad for sharing his tapes with me, to Scott Witt at Middlebury College who digitized the materials, and to Tanya Chebotareva of The Bakhmeteff Archives of Columbia University where the originals are now housed. A set of VHS tapes may be available through the Russian, East European and Eurasian Center of the Univerity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.