The world’s biggest country, in a magazine. Since 1956.
7: Moscow The Expensive
There are really two Moscows: one for expats and one for residents, but both are expensive.
A snapshot of the year of our magazine’s birth: a time of Virgin Lands, upheaval in Eastern Europe and friendship with China.
34: The Loud American
Fyodor Tolstoy was loud, eccentric and legendary, always at the center of scandal. So infamous were his life and escapades, that he was immortalized in some of the most famous works of Russian literature.
44: Drawing Russia
A century and a half ago, stereotypes of Russia were first being formed in the American media – in political cartoons.
50: The Year of the Family
What happens when a tabloid goes in search of the “typical” Russian family? A short story by a popular contemporary novelist.
60: The Soviet Table
A consideration of how much Russian cuisine has changed since the Soviet era, when the magazine was founded.
61: Moscow and Russia
A review of a new "biography" of Moscow during WWII and a photo book on Russia.
64: Back to School
Looking back on how the first day of school (and the school year) has changed since the Soviet era.