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21. Eggplant Caviar, on the Shelf and at the Dacha

Brought to Russia in the seventeenth century, eggplant caviar became wildly popular after a Soviet comedy movie. A Russian blogger shares her story.

Tags: food, foodstories, russian food, history, soviet film
22. You Think You Know Russia? Perhaps Russia Knows You...

Get out your aluminum foil hats, folks. It seems the Soviets got ESP down decades ago.

Tags: conspiracies, history, ussr, extrasensory perception, esp, soviet era, soviet experiments
23. The Best (and Worst) Facial Hair in Russian History

Which Russian tsars, stars, and commissars sported the most macho mustaches, grimy goatees, and bombastic beards? Let's make a listicle!

Tags: humor, history
24. 600

This issue of Russian Life is issue number 600. Given this milestone, I would like to give a shout out to some of our unsung heroes.

Tags: russian life, history
25. Putin, Forest Work, and Gender Changes

This week, politicians are caught red-handed; surrogate motherhood and gambling are (apparently) the same; and Putin isn't as hip with the youth as you'd think.

Tags: military, children, women, money, gender, history, government, putin, social issues
26. Putting the "Fun" in "Prison Camp"

A Russian non-profit prepares to open a mock prison camp as a place to make fun memories with your family.

Tags: camps, NGOs, memory, world war ii, history
27. The Emperor Has No Clothes

Unexpected nude photos of Nicholas II appeared online last week, causing quite a stir, despite being more than a century old.

Tags: Internet, history, photography, tsar nicholas, romanovs
28. Russia's Munchausens

On this, the 300th anniversary of one of literature’s most famous fabulists, we look back at some of Russia’s greatest liars and taletellers.

Tags: history
29. Baba Yaga: Russian Folktales' Classic Witch

Slavic folklore sports a spooky old crone that just might give you a costume idea this Halloween.

Tags: Halloween, history, art, folktales, folklore
30. Archaeologists Make a Home Run

A baseball dating back to the 12th century has been unearthed in one of Russia's oldest cities.

Tags: Veliky Novgorod, medieval, science, archaeology, history, sports

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