Olga Kagan is coordinator of the undergraduate of the Russian Program at UCLA. She is the author and co-author of numerous successful textbooks. Mara Kashper is the senior associate in Russian at Columbia University. A graduate of Leningrad State University, she is co-author of Lidiya Chukovskaya's "Sofia Petrovna" and "Reading and Speaking About Russian Newspapers" from Focus Publishing. Yuliya Morozova was a graduate student at the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, UCLA.