January/February 2020

Features in this Issue

Not the End of the World

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.

The Patty Shop

In Russia, a bus ride is always more than a bus ride, especially when it stops over at Klava’s patty shop.

Space Dogs

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.

Documentarian of the North

He was a talented artist but an even more gifted itinerate photographer. What he captured 120 years ago is remarkable.

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