The world’s biggest country, in a magazine. Since 1956.
21: Survival German
German invasions of the Russian language.
22: Take a gander at this goose
Roast goose with apples is the holiday dish recommended this year.
24: Russian Lacquer Miniatures: A Mythic Art
Russian lacquered miniatures came to fruition in the Soviet era--skilled icon painters' adaptation of a centuries-old art to new, secular reality. Collector and expert Cherry Gilchrist offers a fascinating look at the history of this art form, plus offers useful tips on how to buy top-quality miniatures.
34: St. Basil's: The Stuff of Legend
There is no more recognizeable symbol of Russia than the colorful cupolas of St. Basil's Cathedral. Andrei Yurganov takes us on a tour through the legendary history of the famous church on Red Square.
41: 100 Young Russians to Watch
The sixth article in our series on Russia's upcoming leaders. Link through the title of the article for a list of all 100 of the individuals.
49: Moscow Knights
Sixty years ago, the Battle for Moscow marked a turning point in World War Two. For the first time, the Nazi blitzkrieg was halted.
56: US & Russia: Allies Again?
The September 11 terrorist bombings have changed everything, including, it seems, the nature of the US-Russian relationship. Russian Life talked with a Russian opinion leader to gauge what the future may hold.
62: Four books and a calendar
In this issue we review: "The Complete Works of Isaac Babel," "Valery Gergiev and the Kirov: A Story of Survival," "The Logic of Economic Reform," "Without Vodka," and the annual otrivnoy calendar "Martianoff's 2002 Calendar." For a listing of all items reviewed and recommended by Russian Life, visit this page.