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Jello Bowl II, 1978 – Young & Rubicam Warriors vs General Foods MBA’s

Location: Stamford, CT Announcer: John Facenda, the Official Voice of NFL Films, AKA "The Voice of God") Cast: Fame-hungry employees from Young & Rubicam and the old General Foods Corporation A hilarious, never-before-posted 10-minute film from the "Advertising Industry's Golden Days." Two teams, comprised of "athletically-deficient men and women" from advertising colossus Young &... Learn More

DATE: Jan.08.2014 | CATEGORY: My Life | COMMENTS:

Then, and Now…

THEN… In 1860, the world’s largest Orthodox Church, the Cathedral of Christ the Savior, opened its doors near the Moskva River in central Moscow. Around 1930, the atheist nut-bag Joseph Stalin decided to demo the Cathedral to make way for his grand vision called the Palace of the Soviets. But the outbreak of World... Learn More

DATE: Dec.09.2013 | CATEGORY: On Russia & Ukraine | COMMENTS:

What do authors Charles Dickens, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and M.G. Crisci have in common?

They are all best-selling historical fiction authors at Amazon.com. Imagine a beautiful Russian teenager becomes the most successful fighter pilot in the history of the world but due to the circumstances of war, is lost in time for almost 60 years? Imagine a Russian museum curator and a Ukrainian English teacher to spend 40... Learn More

DATE: Nov.26.2013 | CATEGORY: My Books | COMMENTS:

Best-selling author. Entertaining Speaker. Thought-provoking cultural journey.

M.G. Crisci to discuss how and why he has written two books designed to build a deeper understanding between ordinary Russians and Americans. American Embassy, Wednesday, October 23rd. American Center for Democracy, October 24th. M.G. Crisci is the “atypical” American success story: ∙ A boy from Manhattan, the son of Italian immigrants, becomes... Learn More

DATE: Oct.18.2013 | CATEGORY: My Books, My Life | COMMENTS:

Another hit with the SF Book Review! “This Little Piggy” gets 4.5 out of 5 stars!

My newly-release This Little Piggy gets rave a rave review from the San Francisco Book Review: "This Little Piggy offers an intimate portrayal of a good man’s unraveling. As Victor slowly changes from upstanding to abhorrent, it is impossible to look away. Some of the scenes, such as Victor lying to Sandra or... Learn More

DATE: Sep.25.2013 | CATEGORY: My Books | COMMENTS:

Has the World Gone Mad? Amelia Earhart vs. Lilia Litvyak

Critically-acclaimed author labels Amelia Earhart, a playful media creation. Unknown Russian teenage fighter pilot, Lilia Litvyak, the “real deal.” Amelia Earhart: A beautiful young American girl attends finishing school in Philadelphia in 1915, and falls in love with flying at the age of 20. She meets a wealthy book publisher and publicist, George... Learn More

DATE: Sep.25.2013 | CATEGORY: My Books, On Russia & Ukraine | COMMENTS:

I’ve joined the Board of Directors for the Russian Cultural Center in Memphis!

The Russian Cultural Center, Memphis, opened this past Spring on South Main Street with a specific mandate from their headquarters in Washington D.C.: bring a non-biased awareness of everyday Russian life and culture to Americans living in the eight-state southeastern corridor. To help bring that mission to life, I've been added to... Learn More

DATE: Sep.12.2013 | CATEGORY: My Life, On Russia & Ukraine | COMMENTS:

Wow! SF Book Review gives “7 Days in Russia” 5 out of 5 stars!

My new dual-language coffee table book, "7 Days in Russia", was just awarded 5 out of 5 stars by the San Francisco Book Review. At 11x13 inches, with 200 pages and over 157+ photos, it's a great way to experience Russia through my eyes...for better and for worse! SF Book Review wrote: "If you... Learn More

“Down Under”, Russian Style.

Many experienced travelers are aware Moscow metros are deeply patriotic, artistically beautiful and quite extensive. But since only one tenth of one percent of all Americans have ever traveled to Moscow, they are unaware of their cleanliness, efficiency, reliability and station depth. Station Depth you say, what is that? Stalin was among many... Learn More

DATE: Jul.16.2013 | CATEGORY: On Russia & Ukraine | COMMENTS:

The Moscow Going Home “Guarantee.”

Russians have endured much over the centuries—weather extremes, ruthless dictators, pointless invasions, civil revolutions, and such. As a consequence, they have become ingeniously self-reliant and confident they can weather any storm (figuratively). By contrast, a wimp like myself, is intimidated traveling around a country like Russia. The Cyrillic language is like Greek hieroglyphics... Learn More

DATE: Jul.09.2013 | CATEGORY: On Russia & Ukraine | COMMENTS:

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