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

July/Aug 2013

July/Aug 2013

7: The Kremlin Assault on Merit
Maria Antonova
Having waged campaigns against street protesters and foreign-funded NGOs, the Kremlin is apparently worried about other forms of independent thought, namely researchers and intellectuals who value scientific merit above political needs.

16: Divorce or Parking, Which is Harder?
Maria Antonova
A look at Putin's recent divorce announcement, Russia attitudes toward divorce, and how the capital is coping with the imposition of paid parking in the center.
Social Issues

21: Peter and the Loop
Tamara Eidelman
A look back at the first person ever to perform an aerial loop in an airplane, Pyotr Nesterov.
:: Translation by Nora Seligman Favorov


21: Young Pushkin
Tamara Eidelman
A short piece on the young Alexander Pushkin, when he was just finding his poetic legs in the Lyceum.
:: Translation by Nora Seligman Favorov


22: Lenin's London Party
Tamara Eidelman
In 1903, unnoticed by few, a little group of radicals had a meeting in London that was to alter the face of the 20th century.
:: Translation by Nora Seligman Favorov


26: Prime Diminutives
Mikhail Ivanov
Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said he doesn't mind being called "Dimon." Not very leader-like, says Survival Russian columnist Mikhail Ivanov.
:: Illustrations/Images by Victor Bogorad

Survival Russian

28: John Rahill's Magic Lantern
Anton Orlov
In 2005 Anton Orlov stumbled across a collection of photographs that had barely seen the light of day for 80 years. For the next seven years, he was consumed by a quest to reveal the life story of the man who built the collection.

36: Of Crocodiles and Tchaikovsky
Anton Agafonov
In this first of a series where Russians write about their hometowns, we visit an industrial city west of the Urals, Izhevsk, home to Tchaikovsky and Kalashnikov.

38: The Russian Bees Will Save Us
Paul E. Richardson
American bees are dying from mysterious causes, putting our agriculture at risk for lack of pollinators. Russian bees might be part of a solution.

46: Russian Paris
Nicky Gardner
Even before the “City of Light” was the center for Russian emigration, it was the main Russian artistic outlet in the West. Today, Paris is brimming with Russian links.
:: Illustrations/Images by Susanne Kries

Russians Abroad

54: Looking at Lukin
Kris Farmen
In October 1867, with the stroke of a pen, Russian America became Alaska. But what happened to the Russian colonists and children of Russian colonists for whom this land was home?

60: Some Like it Cold
Darra Goldstein
Summer is a time for cool dishes. Like Okroshka. Typically made from kvass, we offer an alternative recipe for those living in the kvass desert known as America.
:: Illustrations/Images by Alexander Sherstobitov

62: Russian Mysteries
Paul E. Richardson
Where we review "Murder at the Dacha," by Alexei Bayer, "The Twelfth Department," by William Ryan and "The House of Special Purpose," by John Boyne. Also reviewed in short are a few works of both fiction and nonfiction.
Under Review

64: One Hundred Years Ago
A short look at three very different yet fascinating photos, all taken 100 years ago, in 1913. One is from Torzhok, one from Moscow, one from the Altai.
Photo Feature