Serge Schmemann (born April 12, 1945) is a writer and Editorial Page Editor of the International Herald Tribune. Earlier in his career, he worked for the Associated Press and was a bureau chief and editor for the New York Times. is the 102nd day of the year (103rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar). ... A writer is anyone who creates a written work, although the word more usually designates those who write creatively or professionally, or those who have written in many different forms. ... The International Herald Tribune is a widely read English language international newspaper. ... The Associated Press, or AP, is an American news agency, the worlds largest such organization. ... The New York Times is an internationally known daily newspaper published in New York City and distributed in the United States and many other nations worldwide. ...
Born in France the son of Alexander Schmemann, he grew up speaking Russian at home. However, he visited his ancestral homeland for the first time only in 1980 when he arrived with his family as Moscow correspondent for the Associated Press. It was not until 1990 that the Soviet authorities allowed him to visit his grandparents' home village near Kaluga. His reflections on the changing fate of the village made up his 1997 memoirs Echoes of a Native Land: Two Centuries of a Russian Village. Alexander Schmemann (13 May 1921 - 13 December 1983) was a prominent 20th century Orthodox Christian priest, theologian, and writer. ... Konstantin Tsiolkovsky State Museum of the History of Cosmonautics in Kaluga, built in 1967 Kaluga (ÐÐ°Ð»ÑÌÐ³Ð° in Russian) is a city in central Russia on the Oka River 188 km southwest of Moscow, administrative center of Kaluga Oblast. ...
Writing for The New York Times, he won the Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting in 1991 for his coverage of the reunification of Germany. The September 12, 2001 New York Times features a front page article written by Schmemann about the 9/11 attacks. He won an Emmy Award (Outstanding Individual Achievement in a Craft: Writing) in 2003 for the Discovery Channel documentary Mortal Enemies. The Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting has been awarded since 1948 for a distinguished example of reporting on international affairs, including United Nations correspondence. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ...
Schmemann has three children and lives in Paris.
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Schmemann's initial efforts to visit the rural village now called Koltsovo, the site of his mother's landowning family's manor and farm, were thwarted during the 1980s, when he was the Moscow bureau chief for the New York Times.
Schmemann parlays his discoveries into an involving and illuminating account not only of his family's deeply affecting history but of three centuries of Russian history.
Unlike Schmemann, Taplin was a complete outsider when he arrived in Moscow in 1984 to fill a diplomatic post, but he, too, was frustrated by the Soviets' inflexible travel policies.
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