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The Volga Germans
June 01, 1998

The Volga Germans

By Paul E. Richardson

Soon after coming to power in a bloodless coup, Catherine II (later “The Great”), herself German, extended an invitation to Germans to colonize portions of the lower Volga, to improve farming in the region.

Suzdal
January 01, 1998

Suzdal

By William C. Brumfield

Medieval monasteries and a storied past has made a tourist's mecca of Suzdal, one of Russia's oldest, and best-preserved towns.

Altai and Beyond
August 01, 1997

Altai and Beyond

By Gary Wescott and Monika Wescott

In this, the final installment in Russian Life on their trans-Russian journey, Gary & Monica Westcott expore the remarkable Altai before racing across the steppe with winter fast at their heels, in pursuit of their final goal: Hammerfest on the northeast Norwegian coast.

Little Russia by the Sea
July 01, 1997

Little Russia by the Sea

Fort Ross was the southernmost point of Russian colonization of North America. On the 185th anniversary of the fort's founding, we offer a brief history and a photo essay.

The Magical Land of Tuva
June 01, 1997

The Magical Land of Tuva

By Gary Wescott and Monika Wescott

In this, the fourth in our series of articles on Gary and Monika Westcott's drive across Russia, the couple visits the Republic of Tuva, best known for its postage stamps and throat-singing. But the "usual" tourist attractions are not what the Westcotts were after...

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