The vital subtext for March’s election is the battle between the Kremlin and the oligarchs. We walk back through recent history and provide up-to-date profiles of Russia’s weakened robber-barons.
Or perhaps we should say, “Russia on the Cheap.” We asked a long-time expat in Russia to report on how travelers are seeing an intimate and unexpected side of Russia, and doing it inexpensively.
A map can be such a vivid, descriptive portal into a nation’s history. We asked a map collector and Russophile to share with us some of the most interesting historic maps of Russia.
In St. Petersburg, every alley and cornice has a history. And the Admiralty, central to the city’s history for three centuries, has plenty of stories to tell. Here is just one.
In March, Russian citizens will renew the mandate of President Vladimir Putin for another four years. At least that is what the polls tell us to expect.
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The latest from the travel front.
All the news that fits from all across Russia.
A look at the life and work of one of Russia's most beloved contemporary writers, on the occasion of his 75th birthday.
Short takes on some historical dates with anniversaries during this issue's publication period.
They say you couldn't train cats. Maybe no one told Yuri Kuklachov, who has been doing it for nearly thirty years.
With his reelection a sure bet, President Vladimir Putin is poised to begin his second Kremlin term. We turned to a noted satirist and opposition activist to find out what he projects for Putin 2.0.
So you think it has been cold in the US this winter? Well, you don't know from cold. You want cold, you go to Siberia. And when Siberians want cold, they go to Oymyakon. So that's where Nick Allen went. You get to tag along.
In this, the final installment in Ilya Stogoff’s journey across the Russian Far East, the intrepid (if politically incorrect) journalist tries to get home on the Transsiberian Railroad.
Ah, the language of love. It is a many-tangled thing. And often you only get one chance to get it right. Be sure to study this column before putting your best foot forward.
Most Americans consider borshch the quintissential Rusian soup, but the truth is that shchi -- cabbage soup -- holds that honor. Here we look at its history and offer a tasty recipe.
A quick review of six new books that focus on or have their roots in the pre-Revolutionary era.
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