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Bite Marks

Bite Marks

Is Russia somehow different from other nations, or is it just like any other?
The Russian Bees Will Save Us

The Russian Bees Will Save Us

American bees are dying from mysterious causes, putting our agriculture at risk for lack of pollinators. Russian bees might be part of a solution.
Destiny's Child?

Destiny's Child?

“Geography is destiny,” Napoleon is said to have uttered. Shortly afterward he invaded Russia, proving both his maxim and that of one of his imperialistic predecessors, Julius Caesar: “It’s only hubris if I fail.”
Owls of the Eastern Ice

Owls of the Eastern Ice

An excerpt from a new book about a quest to find an elusive owl, in which an expedition member tells a harrowing tale of survival.

Popular Articles

Peace, Land, Bread
April 23, 2014

Peace, Land, Bread

By Eugenia Sokolskaya

Peace! Land! Bread! This was the battle cry of the 1917 October Revolution (old calendar) that changed the history of Russia and indeed the entire world. Since the time of Ivan the Terrible, the tsars concentrated on centralization of their power and control. The most common way of doing this was to take power away from the nobility, appeasing them by giving them dominion over their land and workers. This soon developed into the oppressive, slave-style condition known as serfdom.

A Cover Story
July 01, 2020

A Cover Story

By Asya Lisina

The cover of this issue of the magazine is the final of a series of four seasonal images we commissioned from Asya Lisina. We asked her to explain how she went about crafting this image.

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