7: Pattern of Tragedies
On the mall fire disaster in Kemerovo and how the system is doing nothing to prevent the next disaster of this type.
16: Harrass at Will
On why #metoo is not taking hold in Russia.
Sex & Relationships
29: A Song About Paintings
A popular song about paintings helps language learners pick up some artistic vocabulary.
36: Avdotya and the District Medic
When the district medic comes around, the stage is set for a skirmish between modern and traditional medicine.
:: Translation by Liv Bliss
:: Illustrations/Images by Asya Lisina
39: Living 100 Russian Years
You can be sure that someone born in 1917 in Russia will have stories to tell. Galina Grebneva has more than her fair share.
:: Illustrations/Images by Mikhail Mordasov
46: Veteran Lives
The daily lives of World War II veterans is the subject of a new art project that brings these heroes’ stories and visages front and center.
:: Illustrations/Images by Sasha Sokolova
World War II
52: Getting Creative
“You want to go out into Khatanga Gulf?” So begins an adventure aboard a tenacious tugboat in Russia’s northern seas.
:: Translation by Paul E. Richardson
:: Illustrations/Images by Ivan Kobilyakov
60: Russia's Restaurant Boom
A vibrant cuisine is testing the limits, fusing with other national cuisines. How is this happening in Russia?
62: Is Everything Really Normal?
Reviews of three books and a movie for Russophiles.
This May some very special tanks will be featured in Russian memorial parades: Lend-Lease tanks sent to the USSR by the US and only recently pulled up from the bottom of the sea.