In light of a hotly-debated law on religion, Russia is asking itself just how many faiths are enough. Mikhail Ivanov talked to people on both sides of the barricades and comes away with some interesting conclusions.
Russian Life sent a writer and photographer on a two week cruise down and up the vast Lena river. They brought back some colorful and fascinating views of this remote territory.
From Prince Potemkin to Prince Charles, Petersburg's Tauride Palace has seen its share of VIPs over the years. This month, 205 years after the death of the palace's famous namesake, we take a look at the history of the Tauride from its founding to the present day.
Just a stone’s throw from our offices here in Vermont is a little town named Moscow. Well, perhaps “town” would be stretching it a bit.
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There is no shortage of great Tolstoys in Russian literature. Here we profile Alexei Tolstoy (1817-1875), chronologically the first literary Tolstoy.
One of northern Russia's most beautiful towns, Vologda was also a home for tsarist exiles, including the young Stalin.
If, the last time you visited a Moscow hotel, the noise from the disco kept you up all night, or the receptionist hadn't quite caught on to the idea of service with a smile, this Practical Traveler suggests an alternative: small hotels.
A tribute to Yuri Nikulin, comedian, circus clown and beloved actor.
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