After being made redundant as a lighthouse keeper on a remote White Sea island, Lyudmila has taken it upon herself to defend her dying village from government indifference.
In Russia, a bus ride is always more than a bus ride, especially when it stops over at Klava’s patty shop.
The first earthling to perish in space was the Soviet space dog Laika. Soon thereafter, the first earthlings to orbit the planet – 60 years ago this summer – were Belka and Strelka.
Paul E. Richardson
He was a talented artist but an even more gifted itinerate photographer. What he captured 120 years ago is remarkable.
It always hurts when death comes. Particularly when it is sudden and all too early.
Discussion in Russia about domestic violence has gotten more serious over the past few years, and a showdown seems to be on the horizon.
A collection of news items, quotes, and tidbits of interest from around the Russia space.
Bits of data that offer insights into trends and events in Russia.
From the diaries of the US Minister to Russia, George Washington Campbell, 200 years ago.
The first months of 1920 was a dark time in Russia. The Civil War was grinding to its grim conclusion and intellectuals were in the crosshairs.
Poor, unfortunate Vasily Vasilyevich Korvin-Krukovsky. He worked so hard to help his family flourish, and, at least in his eyes, it all went to waste.
Vsevolod Ivanov’s books have long since been largely forgotten, and today it is hard to decide whether or not his current obscurity is deserved.
It’s that time of year: Americans are busy making — and breaking — their New Year’s resolutions. Russians are too smart to put themselves through such torture.
An effective way to accumulate new vocabulary is to learn words and phrases that have the same root.
January 7 is Russian Orthodox Christmas, which calls for a Christmas dish. But the chosen one, kutya, is much more than a winter holiday treat.
Yury Luzhkov, who died in December from complications during routine heart surgery, is difficult to pin to a particular pantheon of Russian political figures.
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