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21 September 2018


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Russian Life Online

Each week we publish several online-only stories. To find articles of interest, use the category links above to browse past articles, or simply scan the listing of stories below. Or use the search bar below. For a crisp, weekly email update of all stories we publish each week, plus our popular (and remarkably FREE) The Weekly Russia File, use our easy signup form.

Recent Stories

September 13

By Irina Bukharin

Climate change is destroying Russia and people still want to duel, but at least someone’s getting free pizza.

September 9

By The Editors

Today is the 190th anniversary of the great writer's birth. We thought we would share a few readings to get you in a Tolstoyan spirit.

September 6

By Irina Bukharin

Russia Weekly gets wacky with singing policemen, forbidden emojis, and flying plagues.


August 30

By Irina Bukharin

Time got a little bit wibbly-wobbly and timey-wimey as Russia traveled to the future, to the past, and back to the present (and all in one week)!

August 23

By Irina Bukharin

Falling from a Russian sky near you: airplanes, bags of money, and well-timed lightning bolts!

August 16

By Irina Bukharin

This week gives us a plethora of emotions: shame in Samara, excitement in Tomsk, and a bit of both in Moscow.


August 9

By Irina Bukharin

This is the crime-filled Russia you’ve always heard about, including a cat smuggling drugs and railroad theft.

August 2

By Irina Bukharin

Everybody receives a lift, from a stranded hiker, to the planet, to two boys who are actually doing just fine.

July 26

By Irina Bukharin

It was a busy week in Russia: another round of pension protests, a pilgrimage for the Romanovs, and oh, the devil is working his magic.


July 19

By Irina Bukharin

Shed a tear for our last World Cup TWERF, in which we finally learn about the Romanovs and feel the wrath of nature.

July 17

By Linda DeLaine

Who really killed the Romanovs? Read about the survivors of the royal household.

July 12

By Irina Bukharin

What’s out of this world? Russia’s performance in the World Cup, a Russian cargo ship, and showers in Samara!