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6: Dawn of the Russian Navy
On October 20, 1696, a now legendary resolution, "Let there be sea ships," was passed by the Boyar Duma, heralding the beginning of the Russian navy. Lev Pushkaryov examines how this event came to change the Russian mentality.
8: Blood for the Revolution
Thrown from simple peasant life into an elitist world of cold machinery, cruel hierarchy and political extremism, Russia's sailors became a fearless, and fearsome, fighting force in Russia's revolutions. Alexei Kilichenkov traces their evolution in the years 1905-21.
13: On Moscow's Orders
The previously unknown story of a submarine sent to the waters off Israel in 1968, with the intent of firing eight nuclear warheads ...
18: Setting the Standard
It has taken well over 250 years, but it seems an unfulfilled wish of Peter the Great is finally to be carried out. As Lisa Dickey observes, a replica of a ship which he captained personally is being built by enthusiasts.
22: Eternal Birch Bark
While many of Russia's traditional crafts seem secreted in remote areas of the country, one at least is alive and well in Moscow. Alexandra Strelnikova shares the unique tradition of the Belov family.
25: Of despicable metal and easy behavior
Various euphemisms on everything from spying to drinking to prison are covered in this issue's column.
27: Drama for Contemporaries
A look back at the 40th anniversary of Moscow's famed "Sovremmenik" theater.
28: Care for a drive?
Renting a car in Russia.
32: A plethora of pies
Pirozhki are the heart of any Russian meal. Making the dough and the stuffing is well described in this article.