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1. Sochi +5

Views of Sochi, five years after the close of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in that southern city.

Tags: photography, olympics, sochi
2. Travel Notes

Things worth knowing on the travel front.

Tags: hotels, olympics
3. Presidents, Olympians, and Feathered Friends

Putin announces he'll run for president, the Olympic Committee announces Russia can't compete, and some swans announce that they want a new house. 

Tags: swans, olympics, president, putin
By Alice E.M. Underwood
4. Overheard

Quotes, quips and asides spoken by those in the know (and not).

Tags: olympics, theater
5. Nomads, salad stampedes, and serious swamp business

Olympics featuring dead goats, world records with feta cheese, blood-red rivers, and how to set up your business in a pit of slime. 

Tags: russia, olympics, kyrgyzstan, guinness, beslan
By Alice E.M. Underwood
6. Tractors, smugglers, and the matryoshka from hell

It's a tough week for transport in Russia, with a tractor parade, a smugglers' road, a bear on the loose, and an unwieldy matryoshka to top it all off.

Tags: russia, olympics, matryoshka, farmers, sanctions, bears
By Alice E.M. Underwood
7. Michael Phelps, Russia's swimming champ

The opening of the Kremlin, the mysterious ways of the nooscope, Hare Krishnas, and why Michael Phelps decided to defect to the Russian Olympic team. 

Tags: russia, olympics, michael phelps, putin, kremlin, vaino, novosibirsk, hare krishna
By Alice E.M. Underwood
8. Olympians, Titans, and cats dressed up as sailors

The Olympics are under way! With them, new moves in Turkish-Russian relations, a Putin-voiced documentary, and the dangerous force of Russiaphobia. Also cats. 

Tags: olympics, russia, doping, putin, turkey, erdogan, russiaphobia, di caprio, baikal, cats
By Alice E.M. Underwood
9. Fake elections, real Cossacks, and how to do yoga in prison

Why some Russians would rather vote for a fictional candidate, the importance of a Cossack education, and some artsy graffiti along the way. 

Tags: elections, parliament, corruption, cossacks, graffiti, yoga, olympics
By Alice E.M. Underwood
10. That's not cheese. It's a cyborg.

A joke-telling Pushkin robot, an unimpressed Putin, and cheese that's as virtual a reality as Pokémon. 

Tags: pushkin, putin, pokemon, russia, olympics, corruption, dairy
By Alice E.M. Underwood

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