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November/December 2020

November/December 2020

Baron Munchausen at 300 * A Village's History * Feminist Labels * A Zen Village Primer * Language of Leap Year * A Cake for the Holidays * A Treaty in Troppau * A Pathbreaking Surgeon * War Communism

September/October 2020

September/October 2020

The Mari People * Life in Isolation * Russia's Discovery of Antarctica * Raspberry Picking * Semyonovsky Revolt * Battle on the Ugra * Sergei Bondarchuk * Table Russian * Bird Language * Apple Fritters * Chicks the TV Series * Kamchatka and Belarus

July/August 2020

July/August 2020

Religious graffiti * Mapping remote Russia * Love in a Russian village * An Expat Goes Home * Language of COVID * History of Geography * The first linkup in space * History of dachas * Beet soup * Books to read in quarantine

May/June 2020

May/June 2020

A city closed for 50 years * Goats * A legendary lawyer * Nabokov's forgotten summer * A forgotten tsaritsa * Forgotten Kremlin brides * A Napoleon you eat * World War II films * The language is flooded by English

March/April 2020

March/April 2020

A Chekhov story, a visit to a village school, a story of another school in decline, and preservationists who are hard at work in the Russian North. Also, language of dissent, a spring soup, birches, churches, and all sundry of things Russian.

January/February 2020

January/February 2020

Lighthouse keepers, after the lighthouses are shut * A northern photographer 120 years ago * Space Dogs * The village patty shop * Winter of 1920 * Noted mathematician * Forgotten writer * Words for snow and dieting * Kutya for all seasons * Yuri Luzhkov * Saying goodbye to one of our own

November/December 2019

November/December 2019

The Last Soviet-Americans * What Russian Women Carry in Their Purses * Two Little-Known Fighters Against Anti-Semitism * Grampa Cuckoo * Trumping Up Charges Against Dissenters * The End of WWI * Kalashnikov * The Winter War * The Language of Cold Weather * The Evening Cartoons * Soviet Fruitcake * Alexei Leonov

September/October 2019

September/October 2019

Mysteries of the Altai * History of Russian Scouting * A Private Farmer * Lyonushka and Ruble Bill * Mushrooms * The Language of Fall and Trees * Yeltsin's Notorious Bridge Incident * Ivan the Terrible's Second Wife

July/August 2019

July/August 2019

Precious Water * Siberia's Primordial Colors * A Birthday Party Gone Wrong * A New Symbol of Russia * Lunar Landing * Patriarch Filaret * Magazine * How to Say "No" in Russian * A Summer Dacha Feast * The Russian Notion of Time

May/June 2019

May/June 2019

A Retiree Makes the World his Stage • Pushkin as Meme • Pushkin Was Here • A Case of Mistaken Babushka • The Fate of Thick Journals • The Salt Lake • Russians on the US Border • St. Isaac's • 1989 • Endless May Holidays • Budget Travel • Georgy Danelya • Genitive Case • Spring in Your Language • A Cake with Some History

March/April 2019

March/April 2019

Women in the Arctic • Taming Foxes • Inventing Radio • The Town that Ivan Built • Animal Language • History of Trams • War Over a Tiny Island • Diamond Arm's Golden Anniversary • Horse Power • A Book on Sholokhov

Jan/Feb 2019

January/February 2019

Russian Life gets a makeover, and the first issue of 2019 includes features on everything from a massive meteorite strike in the Russian Far East, to a Russian poet better known than Pushkin (and who turns 250 this year), an eminent scientist whose fate turn on a badly timed joke about Stalin, and a tale of valenki in the village.

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