Marina Pustilnik

Marina Pustilnik was born in Russia’s northern Caucasus, but spent her teenage years in Massachusetts and Vermont, attending, in particular, Middlebury College. In 1998 she returned to Moscow and tried her hand at all kinds of trades, working as an internet project manager, newspaper columnist, TV producer, editor-in-chief of online media, at-home baker, bagel maker, and startup co-founder. Today she practices yoga, walks around Moscow, runs a small culinary blog on Telegram, and translates both English and Russian for a variety of causes and clients.


King Mushroom (September/October 2019)
A Perfect Dacha Day (July/August 2019)
Blast from the Past (May/June 2019)
French Treat (March/April 2019)
A Legendary Glutton (January/February 2019)
Holidays are for Cookies (November/December 2018)
Fungus Among Us (September/October 2018)
Seasonal Eating (July/August 2018)
Russia's Restaurant Boom (May/June 2018)
Russian Tea Drinking Traditions (March/April 2018)
Retaking a Village (January/February 2018)
Sweet Somethings (November/December 2017)
Cooking With Sofia (September/October 2017)

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Russian Life is a 29-year-young, award-winning publishing house that creates a bimonthly magazine, books, maps, and other products for Russophiles the world over.

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