The world’s biggest country, in a magazine. Since 1956.
8: The Little Water of Life
A look at the long history of vodka in Russia.
14: Getting into the Spirits
Results of the First Annual International Vodka Taste Off and Taste of Russia Dinner, held in Montpelier, Vermont, February 28, 1998.
16: The Kremlin and the Bottle
An interview with Roy Medvedev about the drinking habits and policies of Russian and Soviet leaders.
37: Cooling off the tubes
The language of hangovers and mornings after.
38: The Heroines of Nagano
A recap of Russia's victories in the 1998 Winter Olympics and profiles of the women who led the Russian team in its successes.
44: The perfect vodka appetizer
Lightly-salted Selyodka (herring) is the perfect accompaniement to a vodkafest.
47: The Tsar Liberator
On the occasion of the 180th anniversary of the birth of Tsar Alexander II, we offer this biography.
48: Buying Real Vodka (Safely)
How to buy vodka in Russia and not pay too muchb (in all senses).
56: Where Have All the Muzhiks Gone?
What is to be done about the declining life expectancy of Russian men?