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15 November 2018

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

May/June 2014

May/June 2014
Cover: Katya Korobkina

4: Think Orwell
Paul E. Richardson
Some thoughts on where we are going.

7: Unanimous Russia
Maria Antonova
On the forging of a unanimous electorate.
Note Book

16: Independent media be gone!
Maria Antonova
A look at the narrowing choices of Russia media.

19: The Rise, Fall and Rise of Mikhail Glinka
Tamara Eidelman
On the roller coaster biography of one of Russia's most famous composers.
:: Translation by Nora Seligman Favorov


22: The Berlin Blockade
Tamara Eidelman
Sixty-five years ago the Berlin Blockade ended. Here's how it all unfurled.

26: Survival Ukrainian
Mikhail Ivanov
A look at Ukrainian that Russians should and should not know.
:: Illustrations/Images by Victor Bogorad

Survival Russian

27: Uchites
Susanna Nazarova and Evgeny Dengub
This issue's Uchites looks at the composer Mikhail Glinka.

28: Field of Dreams
Laura Williams
For years, photographer Igor Shpilenok has sought out the elusive wild tulips of Southern Russia and Kalmykia. Last spring he finally saw them. Sort of.
:: Illustrations/Images by Igor Shpilenok


33: Window on Europe
Natalya Beskhlebnaya
Unraveling the mysteries of an intricately baroque church just outside Moscow takes us back to the time of Peter the Great.
:: Translation by Nora Seligman Favorov


38: Dubious Intent
Sergei Lukyanenko
An excerpt from the final installment in a popular Russian sci-fi saga, to coincide with the novel’s release.
:: Translation by Andrew Bromfield
:: Illustrations/Images by Katya Korobkina


41: The View from Anadyr
Nicky Gardner
Russia’s renewed interest in the Northern Sea Route is enabled by global warming and mirrors efforts of a century ago.

50: Paralympic Spirit
Maria Antonova
Two Russian-born athletes adopted by Americans make a triumphant showing in the land of their birth.

54: Russia's Eiffel Tower
Maria Silina
An iconic radio tower in Moscow is in threat of being razed, despite what activists, international experts, or the law has to say about it.
:: Translation by Eugenia Sokolskaya


60: Volga River Mousse
Darra Goldstein
It's spring, and that means rhubarb! Join us in whipping up a bit of rhubarb mousse.
:: Illustrations/Images by Alexander Sherstobitov


62: Putin, Lenin and Idioms
Paul E. Richardson and Nora Seligman Favorov
A review of two timely books on Russian political and expat culture, and an update to a most important language book.
Under Review

64: Changing US and Russian Attitudes
The Editors
An infographical look at the changing attitudes Russians and Americans have toward one another.
International Relations