Moscow memories

shrayer_maximProfessor of Russian, English, and Jewish Studies Maxim D. Shrayer, who came to the United States from the Soviet Union in 1987, recalls a spring day in Moscow more than 30 years ago, a friendship, and a longing to be somewhere else, in “Memories of Our Lost Soviet Youth,” an essay for Tablet magazineA bilingual writer and translator, Shrayer is the author of Waiting for America: A Story of EmigrationLeaving Russia: A Jewish Story and  Yom Kippur in Amsterdam, among other titles.

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