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31. Walling Off Matilda

The recent controversy about a new film on the last tsar and the ballerina Mathilde Kschessinskaya is stirring up controversy well in excess of what one might expect.

Tags: history, romanovs
32. 1917 Diary

In which we look at the events of 1917 through the words and works of the politicians, artists, and luminaries living through them.

Tags: revolution, history, 1917
33. Catherine Seizes Power

On June 28, 1762, Catherine (born Sofia Frederika Augusta), the German wife of a weakened tsar, seized Russian throne. She soon earned the appellation "the Great."

Tags: tsarism, history, Catherine the Great
By Nikolai Pavlenko
34. How to Properly Accept Bribes

This is a short extract from a satirical book published in 1837, from which we learn: what sorts of bribes there are; why it is better to take a bribe during lunch; why gaudy is better than a bullfinch; the language in which one should speak of bribes; and how to avoid punishment for receiving bribes.

Tags: history, corruption, business, bribes
By Yulia Bogatko
35. 1917 Diary

In which we look at the revolutionary year through the eyes of the people living through it.

Tags: history, 1917, revolution, tsar
36. A Dozen Reviews

In which we review 12 titles that have been teetering in our review pile and that Russophiles should love.

Tags: history, stalin, music, platonov, literature
37. Meet Four Russian Centenarians

One hundred years ago, in 1917, Russia was wracked by revolution, famine, foreign war, and domestic unrest. And yet, throughout 1917, babies were born, lives were started. 

Tags: history, women, 1917
By Paul E. Richardson
38. Who Invented the Ancient Slavic Gods, and Why?

How it was that in the eighteenth century Russian mythology was trumped-up in the Western manner? Who wanted it? And where did we get Lel, Yarilo and Zimtserla? We explain everything you'd want to know about Russian fakelore.

Tags: paganism, religion, history, slavs, mythology
By Kasya Denisevich
39. Our Next Big Thing

We are excited to announce our next big project: Time Travel! And we'll document it with a book and a movie!

Tags: books, history, 1917
By Paul E. Richardson
40. Blogging Bears, Ivan the Terrible Rapper, and a Blob

A polar bear travels the world, a historian serves up the Rhyme of Troubles, the Kremlin gets a new alien, and Presidents Putin and Trump get along by the skin of their teeth. 

Tags: russia, travel, bear, history, zhdun
By Alice E.M. Underwood

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