Russians' favorite movie, White Sun of the Desert, turns 30 this month. But for the movie's director, Vladimir Motyl, it has not been three decades of glamour and fame.
Seven percent of Russians live in communal apartments, kommunalki. By all indications, this dinosaur from the communist era will not be extinct anytime soon.
A review of Mark Zakharov's new play, Mystification, based loosely on Gogol's Dead Souls.
Comparing the two authors, who stand as literary bookends for the 20th century.
A short piece on the centennial birthday celebration for Nabokov to be held in his childhood home in downtown St. Petersburg.
Readers comment and correct.
The latest from the travel front.
All the news that fits from all across Russia.
Dates and anniversaries that coincide with this spring issue.
Lights, camera ... a plethora of filmographic idioms and phrases for your lexicon.
This tasty dish wraps a succulent sturgeon in a puff pastry for a dish sure to amaze.
Nikolai Vassiliyevich Gogol was born, appropriately for a satirist, on April 1, 1809, in the Poltava Gubernia of Maloros (“Little Russia,” later officially named Ukraine).
Russian Life visits with a leading expert on Nikolai Gogol, to consider the writer's legacy and influence.
A jewel in the Golden Ring, Rostov Veliky remains little touched by the tumultuous tides of this century's history.
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