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May/June 2018

May/June 2018
Cover: Igor Sobolev

7: Pattern of Tragedies
The Editors
On the mall fire disaster in Kemerovo and how the system is doing nothing to prevent the next disaster of this type.

16: Harrass at Will
The Editors
On why #metoo is not taking hold in Russia.
Sex & Relationships

21: May & June
Tamara Eidelman
In which we look back at spring events that have shaped Russian history in years ending in 8.
:: Translation by Nora Seligman Favorov


28: The Gentle Art of Borrowing
Michelle A. Berdy
On how recent foreign borrowings is shaping the Russian language.
:: Illustrations/Images by Victor Bogorad

Survival Russian

29: A Song About Paintings
Yuliya Ballou
A popular song about paintings helps language learners pick up some artistic vocabulary.

30: An Oasis in Moscow
Anastasia Osipova
A visit to the Krutitsy Patriarchal Residence in Moscow is like walking through a portal into a time long past.
:: Translation by Nora Seligman Favorov


36: Avdotya and the District Medic
Darya Grebenshchikova
When the district medic comes around, the stage is set for a skirmish between modern and traditional medicine.
:: Translation by Liv Bliss
:: Illustrations/Images by Asya Lisina

Rural Life

39: Living 100 Russian Years
Paul E. Richardson and Nadezhda Grebennikova
You can be sure that someone born in 1917 in Russia will have stories to tell. Galina Grebneva has more than her fair share.
:: Illustrations/Images by Mikhail Mordasov


46: Veteran Lives
Sasha Sokolova
The daily lives of World War II veterans is the subject of a new art project that brings these heroes’ stories and visages front and center.
:: Illustrations/Images by Sasha Sokolova

World War II

52: Getting Creative
Ivan Kobilyakov
“You want to go out into Khatanga Gulf?” So begins an adventure aboard a tenacious tugboat in Russia’s northern seas.
:: Translation by Paul E. Richardson
:: Illustrations/Images by Ivan Kobilyakov

Arctic Regions

60: Russia's Restaurant Boom
Marina Pustilnik
A vibrant cuisine is testing the limits, fusing with other national cuisines. How is this happening in Russia?

62: Is Everything Really Normal?
Paul E. Richardson and Robert Blaisdell
Reviews of three books and a movie for Russophiles.
Under Review

64: Resurrection
The Editors
This May some very special tanks will be featured in Russian memorial parades: Lend-Lease tanks sent to the USSR by the US and only recently pulled up from the bottom of the sea.
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