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1. Centuries of Slush

Russia thaws. People have thoughts. Not always good ones.

Tags: dostoyevsky, literature, history, spring, weather, thaw
2. Reaching for the Stars

“What have you done to my magazine?!"

Tags: journalism, history, russian life
3. The Tsarina's Pen

Catherine the Great was a prolific letter writer and her missives offer a uniquely intimate view of her personal life and political development (to say nothing of her humor and passion).

Tags: letters, history, potemkin, catherine the great
4. Aleksashka in the Halls of Power

On this day 345 years ago, Alexander Menshikov was born into a poor peasant family. No one could have predicted to what heights he would rise.

Tags: peter the great, history
By Tamara Eidelman
5. The Rockets' Red Glare

In 1992, a famous American dancer visited the formerly closed seaport of Vladivostok. Then everything blew up.

Tags: history, vladivostok, dance
6. Resilience ~ The Russian Version (Переживем)

Call it resilience, grit, or just perseverance – it takes a special sort of person to have survived the last 100 years of Russian and Soviet history. 

Tags: Russian Life, books, history
7. Peter the Great, Emperor of All Russia

What do you have to do as Russian tsar to be remembered as "Great"? You can start by reforming the government, social structure, customs, language, and, well, everything else.

Tags: peter the great, st. petersburg, russia, history, reform, traditions, literature, dostoyevsky
By Eugenia Sokolskaya
8. Another Birthday

On this day, 28 years ago, two naive young Americans sat down and agreed to found a publishing company together. This publishing company.

Tags: books, russian life, history
By Paul E. Richardson
9. Resilience: Life Stories of Centenarians Born in the Year of Revolution

Call it resilience, grit, or just perseverance – it takes a special sort of person to have survived the last 100 years of Russian and Soviet history. 

Tags: Russian Life, books, history
10. Reconstructing the Past

Of late, more and more Russians are getting involved in historic reenactments, attempting to recreate battles on the land in Russia where they originally occurred.

Tags: history, war

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