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26 September 2018


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11. 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
12. 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
13. Happy Birthday, Vodka! 10 Shots of Trivia

In 1865, vodka joined bears and matryoshkas as an eternal symbol of Russia. Here's how it happened, plus nine trivia tidbits on Russia's most beloved, harmful, and historical libation. 

Tags: russia, vodka, history, smirnoff
By Alice E.M. Underwood
14. Maria's War: A Soldier's Autobiography

This astonishingly gripping autobiography by the founder of the Russian Women’s Death Battallion in World War I is an eye-opening documentary of life before, during and after the Bolshevik Revolution.

Tags: war, history, World War I, revolution, 1917
15. No Calendar, No Life

Why are calendars so great? Give me a few minutes, and I will blow your mind.

Tags: calendar, time, history
By Paul E. Richardson
16. Yes, We're a Sexagenarian

Sixty years ago, bureaucrats and journalists on opposite sides of the Iron Curtain came to a remarkable agreement that led to the founding of Russian Life...

Tags: history, Russian Life, Soviet Life, cultural exchange
By Paul E. Richardson
17. Kolomna

Tatiana Solovyova lives in Kolomna, in the southern part of Moscow Oblast. She invites us along for a visit.

Tags: kremlin, history
18. Vasnetsov, Painter and Planet: An Art Gallery

July 25 is the 155th birthday of Apollinary Vasnetsov, who is both a renowned painter of medieval Russia and a fixture in the night sky.

Tags: vasnetsov, painter, painting, art, artist, russia, history
By Alice E.M. Underwood
19. The Spine of Russia

In the Fall of 2015, Russian and American journalists Mikhail Mordasov and Paul E. Richardson traveled 6,000 kilometers from Russia’s northwestern corner in the Arctic to Sochi, in the tropical climes along the Black Sea.

Tags: history, travel, spine of russia, books
20. Quotable Pushkin for Six Everyday Occasions

In honor of Alexander Pushkin's 217th birthday, here's a small sample of his poems to show that his writing isn't just pretty and witty – it can help you through almost any situation.

Tags: pushkin, poetry, russia, literature, history, eugene onegin, boris godunov, bronze horseman
By Alice E.M. Underwood

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