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In which we visit a "typical" Siberian town and dig into the issues and people who live there.
As Faulkner put it, “The past is never dead. It’s not even past.” A truth experienced in this remote village.
A security guard at the Boris Yeltsin Presidential Center was fired after defacing a $1 million Soviet-era painting.
A very uncharacteristic tweet about a famous Soviet rockstar has many Russians scratching their heads. Apparently, even communist party leader Gennady Zyuganov can't resist a catchy tune.
A sixty-year-old Christmas present reveals how Soviet archaeologists perceived their craft.
Citizens of the Soviet Union amassed many things, but of all the collectibles, perhaps the most popular was the badge (znachok).
In the Soviet period, artists were treated with esteem and lived comfortably, but their privileged position also required sacrifice.
In the Soviet era, NEP had always been regarded as a strange, only vaguely understood, and not very sensible chapter in Soviet history: a pause between the heroic Civil War and the no less heroic Five-Year Plans.
Get out your aluminum foil hats, folks. It seems the Soviets got ESP down decades ago.
For several generations of Russians, few things signal Christmas and New Year’s better than tangerines. So we offer a delicious holiday cake built around this fruit.
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