March/April 2019

Features in this Issue

Women at the Top of the World

At the top of the world, in the bitter reaches of the Arctic, no man can survive without his chumwife. So why is the state cutting off their salaries?

Making Waves

One hundred and sixty years ago, the inventor Alexander Popov was born. In 1895, he created the first radio receiver. Or did he?

A Soviet Fox for Post-Soviet Man

An uptick in fox domestications leads us to consider a landmark experiment in Novosibirsk that upended assumptions about evolution.

Sviyazhsk

A fortress town built half a millennium ago by Ivan the Terrible (to conquer Kazan) is enjoying a new life as a cultural tourism destination.

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