The world’s biggest country, in a magazine. Since 1956.
On remembering who really won the war.
7: Wagnerian Passions
Censorship seeps into the theater.
16: Hospice Pain
On the unnecessary difficulties that those undergoing cancer and hospice care must endure.
23: Mayskie Prazdniki
The language insert in this issue takes off from Tamara Eidelman's article on May Holidays.
34: A Forest Terem
Deep in a northern forest, a restless adventurer discovered a crumbling relic of a bygone era. Since then, he has been fighting against the odds to restore it.
:: Translation by Liv Bliss
40: A Photo Bug
We catch up with a Russian émigré who has turned his love of photography and his hankering for business into one of the most successful online photo marketplaces.
42: Siberian Punk
Who knew? The heart of Siberia, a place best known for its severe winters, was the birthplace of one of the most original, raw rock movements ever to hit the USSR.
62: A Dangerous Woman and a Soviet Kid
In which we review "A Very Dangerous Woman," by Deborah McDonald and Jeremy Dronfield; "The Complete Folktales of A.N. Afanas'ev," by Jack V. Haney; "USSR: Diary of a Perestroika Kid," by Vladimir Kozlov; "Moscow, St. Petersburg & The Golden Ring," by Masha Nordbye; and "High Society Dinners," by Yuri Lotman.