September/October 2005

Features in this Issue

Millennial Kazan

Few Russian cities are as old as Kazan, the ancient trading center on the Volga river. We explore the history and social fabric of the Tatar capital.

Spirit Wrestlers of Southern Russia

Not many hints remain of Doukhobor culture in Southern Russia. Persecuted in the past for their pacifist beliefs, modern Doukhobors search for an identity in the modern world.

Tiksi or Bust!

Each year, just a handful of foreigners sail up the beautiful, broad Lena River. Joshua Hartshorne made the trip and he has sent us this diary of his travels and travails.

A Tumultuous Century Begins

People always dream of peace and happiness. This was particularly true of Russia 200 years ago, in 1805, half a decade into the new century.

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