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17: The Victory That Wasn't
Tamara Eidelman
In 1916, the Brusilov Offensive was a surprise breakthrough on the Russian-Austrian front. Had those in command recognized its potential, WWI could have had a very different outcome.
:: Translation by Nora Seligman Favorov

Russian Calendar

19: If These Walls
Tamara Eidelman
One hundred years ago, the Smolny Institute was founded. We look back on its influence and what it was like to be a student there.
:: Translation by Nora Seligman Favorov

Russian Calendar

21: The Original Slavophiles
Tamara Eidelman
Ivan and Peter Kireyevsky were typical Russian intellectuals. Except that they weren't...
:: Translation by Nora Seligman Favorov

Russian Calendar

24: Setting the Bar High
Mikhail Ivanov
Athleticisms, particularly those from the realm of track and field, are rich in the Russian language.
:: Illustrations/Images by Victor Bogorad

Survival Russian

26: The Treasury of Russian Art
Maria Kolesnikova
On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of Moscow's Tretyakov Gallery, we look back at the people and art that have helped this institution endure.
Features

36: Summer Entertainment Guide
Wondering what to read or view this summer? This guide is a start, featuring some of the best fiction for Russophiles out this summer.
Features

38: A Collector's Passion
James Sinclair and his passion for collecting Soviet militaria has led to the preservation of some very unique uniforms from the height of the Stalin era.
Features

40: The Poet of Time
Irina Titova
Joseph Brodsky was one of the greatest poets of the 20th century. We explore his life and art, with the help of his friends.
Features

50: Non-Governmental Spies
Marina Latysheva
A new Russian law on non-governmental organizations has many in Russia and the West worried about State interference. For instruction, we look at how a similar law has been implemented in neighboring Belarus.
Features

56: Chado, the Roving Superdog
Laura Williams
"A dog is a basic necessity in the village, and the bigger the dog, the better..." But this is not a story about a big dog, at least not physically...
Notes from a Russian Village

58: Frittering Away the Harvest
Darra Goldstein
A consideration of harvest time naturally leads to this recipe for Olady, or Apple Fritters. Quite tasty they are, too!
Cuisine

59: Tales of Russian Cities & Conservatism
Paul E. Richardson
A review of books on Odessa, Palekh and the roots of Russian conservatism. Plus a few odds and ends, including the winner of a new annual Russian to English Translation prize.
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