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26 September 2018


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Jan/Feb 2000

18: The Secret Life of a Russian Santa Claus
Alexei Pospelov
Alexei Pospelov takes us along on the New Year's tour of a modern day Ded Moroz (Russia's equivalent of Santa Claus).
Features

23: Of Soviet Santas & Snegurochkas
Mikhail Ivanov
This time of year, many Russians pine for the calmer, friendlier New Year's celebrations of decades past, and struggle to preserve family holiday traditions
Features

26: Karl Bryullov: Russia's First Master Painter
Semyon Ekshtut
This headstrong romantic from a long line of artists was Russia's first painter of world renown. Semyon Ekshtut traces Bryullov's life and art on the occasion of the painter's centenary.
Features

35: Painting in bedroom tones
Mikhail Ivanov
The language of painting and the visual arts.
Survival Russian

36: Masha and Her Bears
Liz Buchanan
Masha Makarova is one of Russia's hottest young pop stars. So what do Ireland and Iceland have to do with it?
Features

44: Perm: Gateway to Eurasia
William C. Brumfield
In this, the first of a six part series where we trek east across Siberia, William Brumfield gives us a tour of Europe's Easternmost Town: Perm. Also includes a long sidebar on Khokhlovka.
:: Illustrations/Images by William C. Brumfield

Travel

56: Honoring a noble fish
Moscow's Renaissance Hotel
Russians honor fish in their cuisine, from the mundane herring to the noble salmon and herring. In this issue we feature Pan Roasted Sturgeon.
Cuisine

58: Three Books and a CD
Paul E. Richardson
We review three books: PU-239 and other Russian Fantasies, Russia Abroad, and The Crime of Olga Arbyelina, and a CD: The Golden Age of the Russian Guitar.
Under Review

64: Privacy is Not Everything
Mikhail Ivanov
Some ruminations on how Russians choose to spend their birthdays.
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