March/April 2020

Features in this Issue

A Village School

As if trapped in a time warp, a remote village school in the Mari El Republic preserves a largely forgotten style of schooling, mostly cut off from the twenty-first century.

The Beauties

On the occasion of the great writer’s 160th birthday, we offer up one of his lesser-known classics, newly translated.

Petrov Goes Back to School

Guard duty sends an old villager back to school, and down a broad and dusty lane full of memories.

Northern Wood

A group of intrepid preservationists toil quietly in Russia’s northern realms to preserve old wooden churches and izbas that are just a snowstorm away from perishing.

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