The world’s biggest country, in a magazine. Since 1956.
7: Russian Woodstocks
With each passing year, Russia's summer festivals are gaining ground as alternatives to the stifled city music scene...
19: October Days
A look back at the tumultuous battle between President Yeltsin and the recalcitrant Duma of 1993, which lead to the shelling of parliament.
:: Translation by Nora Seligman Favorov
30: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Reclusive, frank, astoundingly industrious and uncompromising, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn was the most influential writer of his age, and he did more to topple the Soviet Union than any other individual in the 20th century. We spoke with his wife just a few months before his death.
36: Russian Art Boom
It may seem like the latest fad, yet the explosion of interest in Russian art has been 20 years in the making. And has far from peaked...
45: Tsar David
This is the centennial of David Oistrakh, who some way was the greatest violinist of the 20th century.
58: Bottling Dreams
French champagne is bubbling on the Black Sea coast. A hundred-year-old winery strives to make a respectable vintage in time for the 2014 Olympic games.
60: Simple Gifts
Sorrel Soup is this issue's recipe, provided by a Moscow restaurant that believes simple is better...
62: Secret Histories