A shortage of clean drinking water threatens to become the main ecological problem of our time.
It was Nikolayev’s birthday, which in ordinary years would always start bright and early... but this was no ordinary year...
A journalist meets a painter in the distant outback of Siberia. They share a love for the untamed wilderness, and we learn a thing or two about the challenges of painting in the wild.
The Caucasus had a fast-growing plant that the Soviets wanted to plant up north to use for animal feed. What could possibly go wrong?
The features in this issue have something in common. And it's not necessarily what you might expect.
For several months, there has been a steady trickle of news reports from Shiyes, a nondescript railway station nestled amid forests and lakes not far from Syktyvkar, that sound as if they are coming from a war zone.
News and brief items from around Russia.
In this new novel, set in the final year of the Soviet Union, young Sonya is reunited with her once-dissident mother, and they are on their way to navigating a new life together.
This is a short excerpt from the first-ever English translation (by Robert and Elizabeth Chandler) of Grossman’s epic novel of the turning point in World War II.
The moon landing as it was (not) seen from Russia.
On July 14, 2019, Magadan will celebrate the 80th anniversary of its founding. Alas, this date, like so much else in the city’s history, is a lie.
The exceptional life story of the father of the first Romanov tsar, the reluctant Patriarch, Filaret.
If it’s hard to gracefully say “no” in English, how much harder is it in Russian, where dissembling requires linguistic gifts that you might not have yet developed?
Russians have a sense of time that can often leave foreigners puzzling. So we decided to look at some colloquial expressions about time.
Two recently published works of fiction that we liked and wanted to share with you.
Some off-the-cuff dacha recipes for you (summer seems like too relaxed a time for exacting recipes).
A few images from 1919.
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