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March 4, 2017
Who are you in 1917 Russia?
Who are you in 1917 Russia?

Take the Political Compass of the Revolution test and find out who you would have been 100 years ago – an Anarchist, a Cadet, a Right SR, a Bolshevik or a member of the Black Hundreds.

By The Editors
March 2, 2017
Cats, droids, and acrobatic rock & roll
Cats, droids, and acrobatic rock & roll

A friendly robot graces the metro and a politically charged (and financed) dance studio gets footloose thanks to the youngest Putin. Also, happy World Cat Day!

By Alice E.M. Underwood
Tags: russia, moscow, metro, putin, tikhonova, dance, cats, robot
February 28, 2017
Kaliningrad
Kaliningrad

Alexander Podgorchuk takes us to Russia's westernmost city, Kaliningrad.

Tags: arctic, White Sea
February 23, 2017
100 Years Ago, In a Monarchy Far, Far Away
100 Years Ago, In a Monarchy Far, Far Away...

Exactly 100 years ago, on February 23, 1917, the Russian Revolution began. And once you've learned about that, there's space, WWII reenactments, and a portal back to medieval times. 

By Alice E.M. Underwood
Tags: russia, february revolution, 1917, bolsheviks, space, WWII, medieval
February 23, 2017
Revolution!
Revolution!

On February 23, 1917 the Revolution came to Petrograd. The Tsar abdicated and a long year of turmoil and political upheaval lie ahead...

By Tamara Eidelman
Tags: revolution, February Revolution, 1917
February 21, 2017
Pskov
Pskov

Accomplished photographer Dmitry Markov takes us on a tour of Pskov, "Where Russia Begins."

Tags: arctic, White Sea
February 17, 2017
Our Next Big Thing
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!

By Paul E. Richardson
Tags: books, history, 1917
February 16, 2017
The Kremlin on Ice
The Kremlin on Ice

Convicts carve up the Kremlin, an assassin wins a prize, and governors drop like flies. Actually, that all sounds a lot worse than what happened. Find out for yourself. 

By Alice E.M. Underwood
Tags: Russia, prison, Kremlin, Photo of the Year, politics
February 15, 2017
Spies Like Them
Spies Like Them

As the FBI investigation deepens into Trump-Kremlin ties, we thought it would be useful – a public service, really – to provide some handy tips on spotting Russian spies.

By Research Department
Tags: spies, KGB
February 15, 2017
Kandalaksha
Kandalaksha

Teacher Ilona Isayeva shares with us some of the charms of Kandalaksha, a small industrial town on the White Sea.

By Ilona Isayeva
Tags: arctic, White Sea
February 10, 2017
Veliky Novgorod
Veliky Novgorod

Journalist Irina Mordasova and photographer Konstantin Chalabov give us a tour of Veliky Novgorod, a history lover's paradise.

By Irina Mordasova
Tags: Veliky Novgorod, Rurik
February 9, 2017
Buddha in a blizzard, tsar in the tropics
Buddha in a blizzard, tsar in the tropics

A Buddhist monastery in the mountains fights one millionaire, and Kiribati's islands welcome another one. There's also exorcism, the Facebook of 1917, and general happiness. 

By Alice E.M. Underwood
Tags: russia, kachkanar, evraz, kiribati, bakov, exorcism