As if economic and political revolutions were not enough for Russia in the 1990s! Russia's Sexual Revolution is challenging decades of Soviet prudishness, with all the expected side-effects.
Alexander Griboyedov's day job (as a senior Russian diplomat) kept him from applying his immense talent to more than just a few works of literature. It also led to his tragic death 170 years ago.
Stalin "thanked" Leningrad for its heroic survival of WWII by subjecting it to a massive purge in 1949. Only today, fifty years later, are all the details becoming clear.
Valery Blinov has single-handedly collected what may be the world's greatest archive of Russian children's books of the last 100 years.
Since we last spoke, a few things have happened in Russia.
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 issue.
An excerpt from Tynyanov's historical fiction which profiled the death of writer and diplomat Alexander Griboyedov.
This dessert – Gurievskaya kasha – is a true treasure of Russian cuisine. Make it for a loved one and you are sure to score big.
The Stroganov family built a fortune on salt and pelts in Russia's northern town of Solvychegodsk. They also left behind some cultural treasures.
Yuri Karlovich Olesha was born 100 years ago in Elizavetgrad (Kirovograd), then in Russia, now part of Ukraine, to a middle-class Polish family.
Yuri Olesha might well have become Russia's 20th century Nikolai Gogol, but just as his literary talent was blooming, it was plowed under by the socialist Thermodor. We offer here two of his marvelous short stories, in original translations.
The political ramifications of the US bombing of Iraq, in the midst of an impeachment scandal.
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