July/August 2012

Features in this Issue

Thick Fog Over London

The Olympics are upon us again, and already pundits are guessing at national medal counts. We, meanwhile, look at some of Russia’s top medal hopefuls.

Matilda Kshesinskaya

It would be hard to imagine a ballerina’s life that was more storied than Matilda Kshesinskaya’s. Celebrated on world stages, the lover of tsars and princes, she lived to be 99 years old.

Running City

There is no better way to get to know Moscow than to explore it on foot. And no better way to enjoy the exploration than to make a game of it!

Northern Limits

Over the past few years Russia has sought to extend its protection and dominion over the Arctic. But this is not a new pursuit. In fact, this year marks the centenary of several significant explorations of the Russia’s northern boundaries.

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