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Staffing the Army
May 01, 2008

Staffing the Army

A look at the expectations and realities surrounding the spring call-up.

Notebook
May 01, 2008

Notebook

All the news that fits from all across Russia.

Notebook
March 01, 2008

Notebook

All the news that fits from all across Russia.

President Medvedev
March 01, 2008

President Medvedev

A brief consideration of the new president, Dmitry Anatolyevich Medvedev, his past, his interests, and scandals he has weathered.

Blackened Sea
January 01, 2008

Blackened Sea

A sea storm in the Strait of Kerch sank or damaged a total of 12 ships in November, killing six sailors and releasing over 3000 tons of fuel oil and 6.5 thousand tons of sulfur into the water...

Notebook
January 01, 2008

Notebook

All the news that fits from all across Russia.

The Difficulty of Being Oligarchic
November 01, 2007

The Difficulty of Being Oligarchic

On the Uzbek-born oligarch Alisher Usmanov, who has made headlines of late from his acquisition of works of art and cartoons in the name of the Homeland.

Notebook
November 01, 2007

Notebook

All the news that fits from all across Russia.

Tempest in a Teapot
September 01, 2007

Tempest in a Teapot

A look at the present Russo-British spy spat in the context of a long bilateral history of bumpy relations.

Notebook
September 01, 2007

Notebook

All the news that fits from all across Russia.

Vermont Victory
September 01, 2007

Vermont Victory

A photo feature on the July Russian FedCup victory in Stowe, Vermont.
Film Flam
July 01, 2007

Film Flam

A look at how film is falling into service of the State.

 

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A Few of Our Books

Jews in Service to the Tsar

Jews in Service to the Tsar

Benjamin Disraeli advised, “Read no history: nothing but biography, for that is life without theory.” With Jews in Service to the Tsar, Lev Berdnikov offers us 28 biographies spanning five centuries of Russian Jewish history, and each portrait opens a new window onto the history of Eastern Europe’s Jews, illuminating dark corners and challenging widely-held conceptions about the role of Jews in Russian history.
Maria's War: A Soldier's Autobiography

Maria's War: A Soldier's Autobiography

This astonishingly gripping autobiography by the founder of the Russian Women’s Death Battallion in World War I is an eye-opening documentary of life before, during and after the Bolshevik Revolution.
A Taste of Russia

A Taste of Russia

The definitive modern cookbook on Russian cuisine has been totally updated and redesigned in a 30th Anniversary Edition. Layering superbly researched recipes with informative essays on the dishes' rich historical and cultural context, A Taste of Russia includes over 200 recipes on everything from borshch to blini, from Salmon Coulibiac to Beef Stew with Rum, from Marinated Mushrooms to Walnut-honey Filled Pies. A Taste of Russia shows off the best that Russian cooking has to offer. Full of great quotes from Russian literature about Russian food and designed in a convenient wide format that stays open during use.
Murder at the Dacha

Murder at the Dacha

Senior Lieutenant Pavel Matyushkin has a problem. Several, actually. Not the least of them is the fact that a powerful Soviet boss has been murdered, and Matyushkin's surly commander has given him an unreasonably short time frame to close the case.
The Little Humpbacked Horse

The Little Humpbacked Horse

A beloved Russian classic about a resourceful Russian peasant, Vanya, and his miracle-working horse, who together undergo various trials, exploits and adventures at the whim of a laughable tsar, told in rich, narrative poetry.
At the Circus

At the Circus

This wonderful novella by Alexander Kuprin tells the story of the wrestler Arbuzov and his battle against a renowned American wrestler. Rich in detail and characterization, At the Circus brims with excitement and life. You can smell the sawdust in the big top, see the vivid and colorful characters, sense the tension build as Arbuzov readies to face off against the American.
Driving Down Russia's Spine

Driving Down Russia's Spine

The story of the epic Spine of Russia trip, intertwining fascinating subject profiles with digressions into historical and cultural themes relevant to understanding modern Russia. 
White Magic

White Magic

The thirteen tales in this volume – all written by Russian émigrés, writers who fled their native country in the early twentieth century – contain a fair dose of magic and mysticism, of terror and the supernatural. There are Petersburg revenants, grief-stricken avengers, Lithuanian vampires, flying skeletons, murders and duels, and even a ghostly Edgar Allen Poe.
22 Russian Crosswords

22 Russian Crosswords

Test your knowledge of the Russian language, Russian history and society with these 22 challenging puzzles taken from the pages of Russian Life magazine. Most all the clues are in English, but you must fill in the answers in Russian. If you get stumped, of course all the puzzles have answers printed at the back of the book.
The Pet Hawk of the House of Abbas

The Pet Hawk of the House of Abbas

This exciting new trilogy by a Russian author – who has been compared to Orhan Pamuk and Umberto Eco – vividly recreates a lost world, yet its passions and characters are entirely relevant to the present day. Full of mystery, memorable characters, and non-stop adventure, The Pet Hawk of the House of Abbas is a must read for lovers of historical fiction and international thrillers.  

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Magical Kefir
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Magical Kefir

Kefir is the most popular fermented milk in Russia. But it did not get there overnight. Kefir and Russia have a long history...

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