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20 September 2018


  The world’s biggest country, in a magazine. Since 1956.

July/Aug 2008

July/Aug 2008

7: Not So Mighty Pens
Maria Antonova
On the still unfree Russian media.
Practical Traveler

19: Mustache Wise
Mikhail Ivanov
Whenever I "hide a smile in my mustache," a certain old friend from across the ocean feels uneasy and nervous...
:: Illustrations/Images by Victor Bogorad

Survival Russian

19: The Muckraker
Tamara Eidelman
Vladimir Korolenko has been completely forgotten as a writer...
:: Translation by Nora Seligman Favorov

Russian Calendar

21: Peter and Paul Day
Tamara Eidelman
For most people who grew up in the cities of the Soviet Union, July 12th was a summer day like any other...
:: Translation by Nora Seligman Favorov

Russian Calendar

23: Tsarevich Alexei
Tamara Eidelman
What is it like to grow up with four older sisters? To be treated constantly as an invalid, while knowing you are heir to one of the most powerful monarchies on Earth?
:: Translation by Nora Seligman Favorov

Russian Calendar

28: August in Beijing
Nikolai Dolgopolov
Hot August days and nights await athletes heading to China for this summer’s Olympic games. We survey Russia’s top medal hopes.
Features

33: Russia's First Gold Medalist
Nikolai Dolgopolov
A look back at the first Russian Olympic Gold Medalist, Nikolai Panin-Kolomenkin.
Features

36: Long Jump Queen
Nikolai Dolgopolov
Tatiana Lebedeva is a lieutenant colonel in the Russian Army, and one of Russia’s best hopes for gold in two long jump events.
Features

40: Digging up the Past
Christopher Marcisz
Forty-six years ago this summer, the Soviet Union was rocked by its largest mass protest. Dozens died, but only recently have the facts become known.
Features

48: Selling RussiaWare
Josh Wilson
Russia has one of the world’s most scientifically advanced work forces. Which makes it a natural to take advantage of the global software?outsourcing surge.
Features

54: Small is Beautiful
Paul E. Richardson
The tentacles of Russian software outsourcing are everywhere. Even in tiny Montpelier, Vermont, where Russian Life has its publishing offices.
Features

58: Olga's Ferment
Darra Goldstein
Mead has a long history in Russian culture and, it turns out, diplomacy. Join us in a round of cranberry mead.
Cuisine

60: Angels, Mafia and Pushkin
Paul E. Richardson
Reviews of: The Angel of Grozny, Investigating the Russian Mafia, Young Pushkin, The Pearl, and History of Music in Russia from Antiquity to 1800
Under Review

64: PostScript
Paul E. Richardson
A few choice quotes from June's St. Petersburg Economic Forum, where everybody who was anybody was on display...
Post Script