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Spring 1996

Please, Don't Panic

Yevgeny Yevtushenko, Russia's most well-known poet, is also an essayist and filmmaker. His most recent book is Don't Die Before You're Dead (Random House 1995) and his most recent film was Stalin's Funeral (1992).

Moscow - Every nationalism is a bogeyman factory. In early March, an American official NATO called for hundreds of millions of dollars in increased military spending in preparation for "the new cold war." This was a great gift to our so-called Russian patriots, who voted in the Duma to resurrect the old Soviet Union. They need a bogeyman no less than their American twins.

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