March/April 2005

Features in this Issue

Off the Beaten Ring

The Golden Ring is one of the most famous tourist routes within Russia. Not more than a day from the capital, it offers a glimpse into Russia’s 1000-year-old history. But what if you venture slightly off this well-worn ring?

A Conservatory in Peril

The Moscow Conservatory is dangerously threatened by the river above which it floats, and by the bureaucrats who underfinance it.

RuNet: A Cyberian Adventure

The Internet is becoming an important factor in Russian culture and the Russian economy. We trace its history and plot its future trajectory.

Exhibitionism: Soviet Style

Crafted as a showpiece of communist achievement, today VDNKh is a time-capsule of Soviet kitsch. And yet...

Young Russians We Have Been Watching

Four years ago, we profiled 100 Young Russians to Watch in the New Century. We felt it was about time to check back and see how some of them are doing.

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