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Russia is in the news like never before. We don't let that sidetrack us. Ours is a longer view.

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For over twenty years, Russian Life magazine has been the most reliable English language source on Russian history, culture, language, food, online trends, news, books, events, travel, and more.

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September 20

By Paul E. Richardson

In which a retired Polish butcher explains how to live to be 100 and serenades us on his trumpet.

September 15

By Paul E. Richardson

On borders, learning Polish, the influence of culture, and the importance of a sense of humor.

September 14

By Alice E.M. Underwood

Clown horror is horrid for clowns, a ballet scandal on the silver screen, and a pack of protesting porkers. 


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November 19

By Letitia Rydjeski

Studying Russian and finding it a bit challenging? You are not alone. Check out our list of famous people who have studied Russian, and find some fellow-sufferers...

November 18

By Eugenia Sokolskaya

Don't be fooled: the old man with a white beard and red coat is not Santa Claus. It's Grandfather Frost! Learn how to tell the two apart with this handy list.

November 18

By Letitia Rydjeski

America is a land built by immigrants. We researched famous Americans with Russian roots and offer this compilation.