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22: Putin's Russia
On the occasion of President Vladimir Putin's 50th birthday, we look back at how far Russia has come since January 1, 2000, and where it appears to be going.
30: Up from the Kommunalka
We take you to the Venice of the North, on a private tour of the president's St. Petersburg homes and haunts, from the hospital he was born in, to the homes he lived in.
36: Kremlin Wife
Lyudmuila Putina, the president's wife, has chosen to keep a decidedly low profile. We reveal why in this insider's portrait of Russia's most powerful woman.
40: Match to the Death
In WWII, in Nazi-occupied Kiev, local soccer stars were forced to play several matches against Nazi teams. The price for winning was death; for losing the price was even worse ...
46: Four Books
We review four new books: The Secret Plot to Save the Tsar, A Year of Russian Feasts, The Shaman's Coat: A Native History of Siberia, and Beau monde from A to Z.
48: Russian New York
In this second article in our series, Russian-America, we visit the largest "pocket" of Russian emigration in North America.
57: Peculiarities of Russia's National Mushroom Hunt
Come late August through early September and millions of Russians begin streaming into the woods in search of the beloved meat of the forest. Here we offer a profile of their obsession...
61: Life with Mushroom
A look at how the mushroom has invaded the Russian tongue.
62: Marinated Mushrooms
How to prepare those wild mushrooms in your korzina...
64: Tired of a glamorous life
"Glamurny" and other English invasions are perverting the Russian language. Or are they?