Cover: Konstantin Potapov
It’s not your average traveler who chooses to traverse remote Kolyma through the depth of a Siberian winter. But then Mikael Strandberg is no average traveler.
Samuel L. Scheib
For 30 years, an art gallery in the shadow of Denver’s Union Station has been a showcase for modern Russian art – works that are definitely turning heads and exciting emotion.
Most Finns define their nationhood and heritage in terms of Russia, of which Finland was a part from 1809 to 1917. We explore the complex interplay of Russo-Finnish relations, past and present,especially those along the border.
Top WNBA players are streaming to Russia to play pro basketball. And while they are unquestionably having an effect on Russian basketball, Russia is having its effect on them.
It was the last, most difficult part of the Trans-Siberian to build – a 90 km stretch of railway bending around Lake Baikal’s southern coast. To this day it preserves the ethos of its age and is the symbolic heart of the 9,289 kilometer rail line.
The USSR’s abrupt termination on December 25, 1991, was the most significant international event of the last half of the twentieth century.
At last there is clarity. The fog has lifted and we now know who will be the next Russian president.
All the news that fits from all across Russia.
The latest from the travel front.
A round up of recent film and TV movie-related news in Russia, from Oscar candidates to a new Sherlock Holmes to Putin's role in filmmaking.
A ground-eye view of the end of the USSR, which took place 20 years ago this month.
When a volcano erupted in Peru in 1600, it had huge effects not only in South America, but across the globe. And especially in Russia, where crop failures led to hunger and discontent, eventually leading to the Time of Troubles.
In 1927 the writer Alexander Belyayev wrote a story about a young man who was able to live under water... in 1961 it became a hit film: Amphibian Man.
Russian talking names can lead to many unexpected places. In this instance to euphemistic phrases for, well, you know...
This issue's Uchites insert focuses on Amphibian Man, which is covered in the Calendar section of this issue.
How ice cream came to become a Soviet passion.
Reviews of a new biography of Tolstoy, a book about a French-run spy, and a firsthand account of the end of the Soviet empire. Oh, and a new translation of a less-read work by Dostoyevsky.
A round up of political jokes and jabs being bandied about in the wake of Putin's announcement that he will be running for the presidency again.
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