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January 1997

January 1997

4: How Safe is Russia?
Robert Greenall
A survey of safety -- business and personal -- in Russia today. All is not what it seems. Lots of useful safety tips.
Practical Traveler

11: The Baptism of the Lord
Valentina Kolesnikova
The Russian Orthodox Church celebrates this holiday when Western Christians celebrate Epiphany. The article traces the history and meaning of the holiday.
Russian Calendar

12: The Father of Tsarism
Andrei Yurganov
Four hundred and fifty years ago this month, Ivan the Terrible became the first Russian ruler to hold the title Tsar. Yurganov examines the life of this talented and cruel leader and discovers that his legacy goes well beyond the founding of a 450-year institution.
Features

19: What's in a name?
Mikhail Ivanov
A look at phrases made up from names and common rhymes using common names.
Survival Russian

19: What's in a Name?
Mikhail Ivanov
Russian names have meanings that stretch well beyond what you'd expect...
Survival Russian

20: Fur Without Tears
Alexandra Strelnikova
A profile of the work of designer Olga Moiseyenko, whose coats have the look of fur but are made from all natural materials.
Features

24: Once Upon a Fir Tree in a Forest
Mikhail Ivanov
A look at the role of the yolka in Russian holiday celebrations.
Features

28: Safe as Hotels
Robert Greenall
Departing Managing Editor Bob Greenall looks at the Russian hotel scene, what to expect, what to avoid and how to choose one.
Travel

32: Pickle your fancy
Yelena Utenkova
Lightly-salted pickles are on the menu for this issue's cuisine column.
Cuisine

32: Pickle Your Fancy
Yelena Utenkova
Recipe for making lightly-salted pickles.
Cuisine