Dubbed the “Mother Teresa of Dagestan,” Aishat Magomedova wanted something very simple: to give the women of Dagestan access to quality health care. Apparently, she did too good a job.
The life of a street musician is not an easy one. But it is one thing to busk with a guitar or pan flute, quite another to have to set up a complex vertical xylophone made of bottles.
In a remote corner of Siberia, the last of a family of Old Believers lives her life in a state of time out of time. With a little help from some friends.
The string of islands that is the Kurils – perched between Sakhalin and Japan – had a not insignificant role in the history of the past century. Long closed to outsiders, its future in this century may depend on tourism.
Anyone who has experienced an unpleasant neighbor has likely faced the
problem of what to do about their children.
A comparison of Russia's invasion of Crimea in 2014 vs. the invasion of all of Ukraine in 2022 (written two weeks prior to the invasion)
News, states, quotes and notes from around Russia.
Excerpt from a newly published memoir, an autobiographical account of an engineer swept up into Stalin's Gulag.
On Peter the Great's obsession with pantaloons and fops.
In recent months the Russian press corps has been honing its euphemistic language skills, wondering how to talk crap.
In which we look at Finno-Ugric words that have made their way into the Russian Language. (Click title to download PDF.)
In which we review two books: one full of poetry, another full of Putin.
If you consider yourself knowledgeable about Russian cuisine, but have never heard of telnoye, don’t worry. You are not alone.
The Novosibirsk Zoo in Siberia announced that, for 2022, its new mascot would be chosen by a public vote. It turned into a scandal.
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