Olympic fever is coming! Russia’s team is strong, diverse and well-placed to excel in this summer’s medal race.
The Pazhetnovs rescue abandoned and injured bears, nurse them to health and train them to survive in the wild. Then they let them go.
Seventy years ago, the icebreaker Chelyuskin was trapped in arctic ice, its 112 passengers and crew stranded off Chukotka. Then Soviet airmen mounted a daring airborne rescue unlike anything ever before attempted.
Two score and two centuries ago, Catherine the Great founded a museum. Today, it is a planet unto itself.
Siberia’s gold is one of its greatest riches. But that wealth is buried in one of the least hospitable places on Earth.
In July it is almost unbearable to be outside at midday, due to the heat and the great gadflies.
Short takes on some historical dates with anniversaries during this issue's publication period.
I put out 78 rubles for Putinki. Concise Collection of President’s Aphorisms (First Term).
There is a vein of gold running through this issue of Russian Life.
Readers comment and correct.
The winning entry for our magazine's short story contest.
The latest from the travel front.
All the news that fits from all across Russia.
A look at the familiar, and not so familiar, work of a famous Soviet-era sculptor.
Biography of one of the Soviet era's most talented writers, snuffed out before his light shone fully.
Meet Vadim Gorbatov, an artist who explores the wild edge between wilderness and civilization.
Gastronomic excess is well documented in travelers’ accounts of Russian life, so it’s not surprising that Russian literature is also filled with scenes of gourmanderie.
Looking for something Russian to read this summer? Here are our picks.
Of late, jury trials have been producing some surprising, and upsetting, verdicts.
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