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December 1, 2016
Art and politics on thin ice
Art and politics on thin ice

Should ice dancing with a Holocaust theme be totally taboo, or can it be done with respect? That and Fidel Castro, Siberian cats, and a few fish puns. 

By Alice E.M. Underwood
Tags: Russia, Navka, Fidel Castro, Holocaust, YouTube
November 29, 2016
Beslan
Beslan

Photographer Oksana Yushko offers us a poignant look at Beslan, 12 years after the horrific tragedy there.

By Oksana Yushko
Tags: Beslan, terrorism, Caucasus
November 24, 2016
Giving thanks: Russian beauty, culture, and cats
Giving thanks: Russian beauty, culture, and cats

We thank our readers for another year of living, loving, and learning about Russian life. With some extra pictures and cultural exploration to keep you grateful.

By Alice E.M. Underwood
Tags: russia, culture, setomaa, cats, soccer
November 22, 2016
Kaluga
Kaluga

Photographer Svetlana Tarasova takes us to the heart of Russia: Kaluga. Here, along the Oka River,  the Russian space program began. 

By Svetlana Tarasova
Tags: space, Oka
November 19, 2016
Famous People Who Studied Russian
Famous People Who Studied Russian

Studying Russian and finding it a bit challenging? You are not alone. Check out our list of famous people who have studied Russian, and find some fellow-sufferers...

By Letitia Rydjeski
Tags: immigration, Russians, us-russian relations
November 18, 2016
Famous Americans with Russian Roots
Famous Americans with Russian Roots

America is a land built by immigrants. We researched famous Americans with Russian roots and offer this compilation.

By Letitia Rydjeski
Tags: immigration, Russians, us-russian relations
November 17, 2016
Clowns, corruption, and overdue library books
Clowns, corruption, and overdue library books

A group of humanitarian clowns is set to conquer sadness in Russia. Whether they can also combat corruption, questionable legal cases, and adorable baby foxes is another matter.

By Alice E.M. Underwood
Tags: Russia, corruption, bribery, embezzlement, foxes
November 15, 2016
Volgograd
Volgograd

Sergei Karpov was born and raised in Volgograd, which he calls "the most depressing of Russia's million-resident cities."

By Sergei Karpov
November 11, 2016
Dostoyevsky's Birthday in 10 Dark Quotes
Dostoyevsky's Birthday in 10 Dark Quotes

In honor of the writer's 195th birthday, here are 10 quotes to celebrate the life and writings of Fyodor Dostoyevsky. They may not be cheerful, but they sure are profound.

By Alice E.M. Underwood
Tags: Russia, Dostoevsky, literature, Crime and Punishment, Karamazov, suffering
November 10, 2016
A new direction for US-Russia relations?
A new direction for US-Russia relations?

The news in the U.S. is news for Russia, too. Here's how Russians are thinking about a Trump presidency – and it involves cats and burgers, as well as political ponderings. 

By Alice E.M. Underwood
Tags: Russia, Putin, Trump
November 8, 2016
Smolensk
Smolensk

Irina Novikova explains the resilience of Smolensk, its legends, ghosts, churches and fortress. Oh, and why people stop by a city park to stroke the genitals of a bronze deer.

By Irina Novikova
Tags: world war ii, hitler, architecture, great patriotic war
November 3, 2016
False history and forensic literature
False history and forensic literature

Fighting falsified Russian history, righting incorrect Bulgakovian history, and piecing together just what – and how unified – is the Russian nation. 

By Alice E.M. Underwood
Tags: Russia, USSR, Putin, Bulgakov, nationalism, Unity Day