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A Legendary Glutton

A Legendary Glutton

“Grandfather” Ivan Krylov was widely known for his gargantuan appetites and for the dinner parties regularly thrown in his honor. Our recipe for Ukha should satisfy.
The Visitation

The Visitation

In 1947, on the 17th day of February, one of the largest meteorites to strike the Earth in the twentieth century fell in the Russian Far East. Its landing site was a perfect spot from which to watch the Geminid meteor showers.
The Tsarina's Pen

The Tsarina's Pen

Catherine the Great was a prolific letter writer and her missives offer a uniquely intimate view of her personal life and political development (to say nothing of her humor and passion).
Readings

Readings

Living on ice, the boorocracy, profiling perps, naming cities, and where smoking holds sway.
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War and Peace: 7 Fun Facts
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War and Peace: 7 Fun Facts

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How many characters are in Tolstoy's War and Peace? Could it have been any shorter? Did Tolstoy himself love it or hate it? Find out the answers to these – and more! – questions in this quick list of little-known War and Peace facts.

Driving Down Russia's Spine
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Driving Down Russia's Spine

The story of the epic Spine of Russia trip, intertwining fascinating subject profiles with digressions into historical and cultural themes relevant to understanding modern Russia. 

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