The world’s biggest country, in a magazine. Since 1956.
4: Thanks Giving
One week before our 33-day crowdfunding campaign was set to end on July 31, things were not looking good. But then the Tribe stepped up.
7: Hired Guns
The deaths in July under mysterious circumstances of three Russian journalists in the Central African Republic (CAR) has refocused attention on Russian mercenaries in foreign lands.
16: Jumping Ship
This summer Russia’s biggest rock music festival, Nashestvie, faced cancellations by a number of artists who were protesting the festival’s increasing cooperation with the Russian military.
28: What's So Funny?
After declensions, cases, aspect, verbs of motion, pronunciation, and all the other trials of the Russian language, there is one more thing to learn: quotes, jokes and allusions. Let's do this.
:: Illustrations/Images by Victor Bogorad
29: Get a Grip!
In this issue’s Uchites, we look at common Russian idioms and the challenges of translating them into English.
In which the author visits Kalmykia to meet with survivors of a horrific genocide few remember.
:: Translation by Paul E. Richardson
:: Illustrations/Images by Yelena Khovanskaya
44: Two Fishing Tales
Fishing can tell you a lot about life in the countryside, about sickness and health, chance and Fate, to say nothing of electricity and sausage
:: Translation by Liv Bliss
:: Illustrations/Images by Asya Lisina
46: Great Terroir
We interview a winemaker and philanthropist related to Rachmaninov, and explore her Tolstoyan connection to Californian soil.
50: The Rockets' Red Glare
In 1992, a famous American dancer visited the formerly closed seaport of Vladivostok. Then everything blew up.
62: Six Books
We review books of fiction (Chekhov, Remizov, the Brothers Strugatsky, and Anderson) and an enticing cookbook.