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16: Father Alexander Men
Dasha Demourova
A profile of Father Alexander Men, the controversial and path-breaking Orthodox priest, born 70 years ago and murdered in 1990.
Russian Calendar

18: Galina Ulanova
Dasha Demourova
A profile of the great dancer and her times.
Russian Calendar

22: Khalyava: All Play and No Work
Lina Rozovskaya
A examination of the role of khalyava in Russian speech and life.
:: Illustrations/Images by Victor Bogorad

Survival Russian

24: The Battle on the Ice
Kathleen Bangs
For the first time in over 100 years, the World Figure Skating Championships are taking place in Russia, home to the world’s best skaters. You won’t believe the back story...

32: 1905: The New Year's Blizzard
Tamara Eidelman
One hundred years ago, Russia stood at the edge of an abyss. Problem was, no one had any idea just how deep it would go.

38: The Museum of Ballet
Yaroslav Sedov
The Mariinsky Theater in St. Petersburg was Russia’s first home for ballet. And, despite some difficulties, it may still be truest to the roots of the art.

46: The Crimean Conference
We explore the events and debates surrounding the important Yalta Conference of 1945, with the help of an anonymous journal.

52: Wicked Cold
Ilya Ilf and Yevgeny Petrov
This 60-year-old piece of fiction by Ilf and Petrov is a our seasonally-appropriate Literary Insert.
:: Illustrations/Images by Denis Petrulenkov


55: Last Mic Standing
Eric Helque
Broadcasters free of state control are as rare in Russia as peach trees in Moscow. Ekho Moskvy Radio is a notable holdout.

61: Tolstoy's Table
Darra Goldstein
A recipe for Hot Apple Compote which Tolstoy enjoyed.

64: Fools on the Barricades
Eric Helque
Our regular contributor, Eric Helque, was in Kiev during the Orange Revolution there in November. He brings back some thoughts from the barricades.
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