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

October 1997

October 1997

6: Money to the Wind?
Anna Hoare
Beer is certainly not the first beverage associated with Russia. But, in recent yearsm ales, lagers, porters and stouts have been building a following in the land of vodka.
Features

13: When the Foam Goes Down
Mikhail Ivanov
Russia's beer-related lingo, idioms and slang.
Features

16: A Magnet for Drama
Oksana Voronova
Magnitogorsk is an unlikely venue for a theatrical revival, but, as author Oksana Voronova reports, that is just what a couple of historical accidents has led to.
Features

19: Tsar Pea and Other Russian Tales
Yelena Utenkova
A thick, warm soup for winter: pea soup recipe.
Cuisine

21: Ahead of Her Time
Valentina Kolesnikova
Our calendar feature looks at the life and struggles of Marina Tsvetaeva, one of this century's greatest poets.
Features

22: The Twelve Chairs
Ilya Ilf and Yevgeny Petrov
In this installment of our quarterly literary insert, we present an excerpt from a wonderful translation of Ilf & Petrov's Twelve Chairs. On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Ilf's birthday.
Fiction

32: On Russian Roads
Hazel Barker and Robert Greenall
Our travel experts provide helpful tips on driving Russia's roads, the preparations to make and the mistakes to avoid.
Travel

36: For Whom the Bell Tolls
Paul E. Richardson
A rumination on the waning of Yeltsin's star and the anniversary of the Sputnik satellite.
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