November/December 2021

Features in this Issue

Is Dostoyevsky Still Alive?

On the occasion of Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky’s 200th anniversary, we visit his adopted city to consider the imprint he left behind.

Telling Fortunes

When they turn the electricity off in the village, everybody promptly shows up at Granny Shura’s.

Conquerer of the Cold

Oleg Rezanov claims to have overcome aging and pain by embracing the cold. Let’s look into this a bit more closely.

Dreadful Terror

Dostoyevsky’s chance visit to a museum led to a chilling, life-changing encounter with an artist long dead, but whose work was very much alive. It would make an appearance in the writer’s next novel. 

Debunking a Myth

The salacious and derogatory myth surrounding the death of Catherine the Great has its roots in her detractors and successors, both at home and abroad.

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