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January 4, 2017
Yekaterinburg
Yekaterinburg

Photographer Daria Kozinova takes us on a tour of the capital of the Urals: Yekaterinburg.

By Daria Kozinova
Tags: Urals, Yekaterinburg, Yeltsin
December 26, 2016
The End of the USSR
The End of the USSR

Where we take you back in time to the collapse of the Soviet Union, through press and reportage as it unfolded at the time.

By Tamara Eidelman
Tags: USSR, Gorbachev, Soviet Union
December 22, 2016
We Fish You A Merry Christmas (and Hanukkah)
We Fish You A Merry Christmas (and Hanukkah)

Just in time for the holidays, Russians unearth (unsea?) some fish that look out of this world. Plus, anticipating the New Year, the U.S. view on Russia, and political jokes. 

By Alice E.M. Underwood
Tags: Russia, New Year, fish, Brezhnev
December 20, 2016
Yaroslavl
Yaroslavl

Photojournalist Maxim Grigoryev shares with us his love for his hometown: Yaroslavl.

By Maxim Grigoryev
December 19, 2016
10 Things (And 5 Jokes) You Didn't Know About Brezhnev
10 Things (And 5 Jokes) You Didn't Know About Brezhnev

Soviet leader Leonid Ilyich Brezhnev would have been 110 on December 19. There are plenty of fun facts and surprising jokes behind the eyebrows.

By Alice E.M. Underwood
Tags: Brezhnev, Soviet Union, USSR, Stagnation
December 16, 2016
Ra-ra-Rasputin
Ra-ra-Rasputin

Who was Rasputin? Why has his name become synonymous with the idea that the Russian monarchy was doomed? That is a mystery worth exploring today, on the 100th anniversary of his murder.

By Tamara Eidelman
Tags: Rasputin, tsars, Romanovs, Revolution
December 15, 2016
Of mutts and men
Of mutts and men

With puppies and provinces on the line, Russia-Japan relations are a bit ruff. Plus bobsledding bedlam, diplomatic dirt, and more holiday dogs. 

By Alice E.M. Underwood
Tags: Russia, Japan, Kuril Islands, Putin, dogs, doping, WADA, Lavrov
December 13, 2016
Tyumen
Tyumen

Yulia Sulzhenko takes us to her hometown, Tyumen, Siberia's western capital, and the oil and gas capital of Russia.

By Yulia Sulzhenko
Tags: Siberia, oil, Lenin, rasputin
December 8, 2016
Cartoons, reality TV, and other art forms
Cartoons, reality TV, and other art forms

Masha and the Bear tops the charts, Ramzan Kadyrov picks Chechnya's next top admin, and the arts in general are a big bowl of kasha. 

By Alice E.M. Underwood
Tags: Russia, Putin, Masha and the Bear, Kadyrov, arts, culture, spy
December 6, 2016
Khabarovsk
Khabarovsk

Timur Zarudny takes us to Khabarovsk, the second largest city in the Russian Far East.

By Timur Zarudny
Tags: Russian Far East, khabarovsk
December 5, 2016
"We invented and changed the world": A Rodchenko Art Gallery
"We invented and changed the world": A Rodchenko Art Gallery

Photographer, painter, designer, and more, Alexander Rodchenko (born December 5, 1891) worked at the intersection of innovative art and radical politics. Here are 14 of his works. 

By Alice E.M. Underwood
Tags: Rodchenko, Russia, art, modernism, photography, Soviet Union
December 4, 2016
Abstraction Turns 150: A Vasily Kandinsky Art Gallery
Abstraction Turns 150: A Vasily Kandinsky Art Gallery

Vasily Kandinsky was a renowned abstract artist whose shapes and colors revolutionized twentieth-century modernist art. Here are 11 of his paintings in honor of his 150th.

By Alice E.M. Underwood
Tags: Kandinsky, Russia, art, modernism, abstract, abstraction