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1. Playing With Fire

Maria Yudia was a profoundly gifted pianist and teacher. And there is a certain lingering myth about her...

Tags: shostakovich, women, history, classical music
2. Russian and Me

A translator with Russian roots ruminates on her past, and what it means to be a Russophile today.

Tags: history, literature, language
3. Scratch a Russian Word...

...and you are likely to find a Tatar one beneath it. We dig into the sordid details.

Tags: language, history, mongol, tatar
4. The Disillusioned

Consideration of five recent books that help us grapple with Russia, Ukraine, and history.

Tags: dissent, history, ukraine
5. HBD, Famous Orb

The iconic and wacky Millennium of Russia monument in Veliky Novgorod turns 160 this month.

Tags: monuments, history, Veliky Novgorod
6. Tanks but No Tanks

The Estonian city of Narva, on the Russian border, quietly dismantled a Soviet memorial featuring a T-34 tank.

Tags: memory, history, estonia, tank, world war ii
7. A Nation's Symbol: the Flag of Ukraine

The Ukrainian flag that flies as a symbol of patriotism and solidarity has a strong history. 

Tags: patriotism, soviet union, history, vladimir putin, war in ukraine, Ukraine
8. Gogol: A Surrealist Author between Russia and Ukraine

An ode to one of the wittiest authors of Russian literature. And one with a complex legacy.

Tags: history, russian literature, Ukraine, Gogol
9. Rasputitsa: Or, How Ukraine's Mud Is Foiling Putin

One of Russia's greatest military allies has become a potent adversary in Putin's invasion of Ukraine.

Tags: military, war in ukraine, history
10. A Sweet Treat

"Ancient instincts work – I licked the thing."

–  Hermitage artist-restorer Galina Fedorova discovers a candy stuck to the ball gown of Grand Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna, sister of Tsar Nicholas II.
Tags: history, candy, grand duchess, grand duchess xenia alexandrovna, dress, hermitage

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