The world’s biggest country, in a magazine. Since 1956.
6: Auditing the Soul of Russia
In light of a hotly-debated law on religion, Russia is asking itself just how many faiths are enough. Mikhail Ivanov talked to people on both sides of the barricades and comes away with some interesting conclusions.
14: Repeat and Ye shall learn
The language of learning, studentia and education.
16: Big River of Siberia
Russian Life sent a writer and photographer on a two week cruise down and up the vast Lena river. They brought back some colorful and fascinating views of this remote territory.
24: Political Jam
Apple Povidlo is made from crushed, not whole fruit, which is what makes it povidlo, not jam. In the Soviet era, "zhem", a foreign word, was un-p.c. and povidlo had its day.
25: Potemkin's Palace
From Prince Potemkin to Prince Charles, Petersburg's Tauride Palace has seen its share of VIPs over the years. This month, 205 years after the death of the palace's famous namesake, we take a look at the history of the Tauride from its founding to the present day.
29: Tolstoy on Stage
There is no shortage of great Tolstoys in Russian literature. Here we profile Alexei Tolstoy (1817-1875), chronologically the first literary Tolstoy.
30: Vologda: A Northern Beauty
One of northern Russia's most beautiful towns, Vologda was also a home for tsarist exiles, including the young Stalin.
:: Illustrations/Images by William C. Brumfield
36: The Best Little Hotels in Moscow
If, the last time you visited a Moscow hotel, the noise from the disco kept you up all night, or the receptionist hadn't quite caught on to the idea of service with a smile, this Practical Traveler suggests an alternative: small hotels.
40: Mourning Russia's Clown Prince
A tribute to Yuri Nikulin, comedian, circus clown and beloved actor.