MARILYN SCHATTNER RUESCHEMEYER, educated at the University of Toronto and at Brandeis University, where she completed her doctorate, is assistant professor of sociology at the Rhode Island School of Design and adjunct assistant professor of sociology at Brown University. She is also affiliated with the Russian Research Center at Harvard University and in 1979 and 1982 was a senior associate member of St Antony's College, Oxford. Rueschemeyer has conducted field research in Israel, the German Democratic Republic, and the USSR as well as in the United States. She is the author of Professional Work and Marriage: An East-West Comparison.
IGOR GOLOMSHTOK is an art historian and critic who specializes in the art of the Renaissance and of the twentieth century. Before his emigration from the Soviet Union he was a senior research fellow at the Museum of Fine Arts in Moscow and lectured on the history of Western art at Moscow University. He was a member of the Union of Soviet Artists. Since moving to England in 1972 Golomshtok has taught at Oxford University and worked for the BBC. He is also an editor of A-Ya, a multilingual periodical devoted to contemporary Russian "unofficial" art, published in Paris. In addition to a number of monographs, he is the author, with Alexander Glezer, of Soviet Art in Exile and with Andrei Sinyavsky of a book on Picasso.