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7: Staffing the Army
Maria Antonova
A look at the expectations and realities surrounding the spring call-up.
Note Book

19: The First Woman in Space
Tamara Eidelman
Never "one of the boys," Valentina Tereshkova became an icon, a symbol for Soviet space achievements. But she only ever went into space once.
:: Translation by Nora Seligman Favorov

Russian Calendar

21: Independence Day
Tamara Eidelman
It did not seem like such a big deal at the time, Russia declaring its sovereignty on June 12, 1992. Everyone was doing. Maybe that is why so few people can remember the holiday now...
:: Translation by Nora Seligman Favorov

Russian Calendar

23: The Tunguska X-File
Tamara Eidelman
What really happened over the Podkamennaya Tunguska river on June 30, 1908? And why do people get so obsessed about it?
:: Translation by Nora Seligman Favorov

Russian Calendar

26: Far & Away
Mikhail Ivanov
A consideration of the many Russia ways to signify the boondocks, the middle-of-nowhere, etc.
:: Illustrations/Images by Victor Bogorad

Survival Russian

28: Torzhok: Ancient Crossroads
Irina Dakhnovskaya Lawton and Irina Savelieva
This ancient river town long stood at the crossroads of Russian commerce and travel. It may even have once saved Rus' from the Horde. Today, it has a more modest goal: reclaiming its heritage and becoming a thriving tourist destination.

36: Floating Churches
Alexander Mozhayev
If the people can't come to church, then it may be time to take the church to the people. Alexander Mozhayev takes us on a visit to a church that makes its home along the river, aboard a converted barge.
:: Translation by Paul E. Richardson


41: Crossing Russia by Boat
Nora Seligman Favorov
Nearly four decades ago, some intrepid adventurers came up with the idea to cross Russia by river. Nora Favorov recounts some of the highlights of their four-month, 14,000 kilometer odyssey.

50: Russian Vancouver
Nathaniel Christopher
Had history taken a different turn, today's western reaches of British Columbia might instead by the southeastern tip of the Russian empire. Nathaniel Christopher explores the impression Russia left behind in Vancouver and British Columbia.

58: Russian Food With a Twist
Darra Goldstein
At Moscow's fashionable GQ Bar, Chef Konstantin Ivlev cooks up a new style of Russian cuisine. Here we present a flashy Baked Chicken Breast with Garlic, Potatoes and Truffles.

60: Cold War, Terrorism and Culture
Paul E. Richardson
Review of The New Cold War, The Magical Chorus, Angel of Vengeance and The Silencing. Plus a look at two fine new language learning books.
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