Cover: Andrei Gusachenko
Maximilian Voloshin was a poet and painter, a critic and translator. His home in the Crimea was a refuge for most of the Silver Age's brightest literary and artistic talents. And yet, he is little known.
Discovered in a Russian forest 700 years ago, the Kursk Root Icon has a storied past - recently as a touchstone for the Russian Orthodox Church in exile. But the Church is reunifying. What of the icon?
The Baikal-Amur Mainline is the other Trans-Siberian. More northerly, it runs through a range of Eastern Siberia largely untouched by human habitation.
The Khakass are one of Russia's most ethnically complex nationalities. Their numbers are dwindling in the distant province that surrounds the headwaters of the mighty Yenisey river.
Russia is a big place. A dauntingly massive place.
Readers comment and correct.
The latest from the travel front.
All the news that fits from all across Russia.
Russians may finally stop buying pirated software and music
A profile of the unrecognized hero of the war of 1812. It was he, not Kutuzov, who was the architect of Russia's retreat and victory. So whyhas Kutuzov gotten all the glory?
This long European war was not Russia's fight. But of course it did not sit on the sidelines, despite much turmoil at court during these turning point years in Russian history.
A look at the other Pushkin statue: the one in his hometown, which was erected on the 250th anniversary (celebrated 4 years late) of St. Petersburg's birth.
A consideration of the number 0 in Russian and how to make something from nil.
A look at chebureki - Tatar meat pies that are so beloved that poems have been written about them!
A incredible new reference work on spies, an account of the Potemkin mutiny, a 1930s travelogue of the US by two of the greatest Soviet writers, and a novel by Tatyana Tolstaya are the books reviewed this issue. Oh, and several new travel guides as well.
A consideration of some seemingly disparate, yet intrinsically linked events and facts.
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