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Most Recent Stories

September 27

By Kristina Brazhnikova

Kristina Brazhnikova acquaints us with the southern city of Voronezh, which straddles its reservoir (once a river).

September 25

By Alice E.M. Underwood

Dmitry Shostakovich created classical music that spoke to modern times. Read up on his life story and listen along to some of finest works along the way. 

September 22

By Alice E.M. Underwood

Election aftermath, polar bear attacks, why drivers are against Russia's version of Uber, and maybe even a state secret or two. 


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