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March 8, 2018
Births, Rebirths, and Nuclear Weapons
Births, Rebirths, and Nuclear Weapons

Nukes get names, a truck becomes a camera, and an old church gets a fresh look.

By Irina Bukharin
Tags: soccer, putin, moscow
March 1, 2018
Viral Videos of All Stripes and Sizes
Viral Videos of All Stripes and Sizes

Adults want kids to vote, kids want Leonardo DiCaprio to soak himself, and Leo wants fewer video games on TV.

By Irina Bukharin
Tags: election, oymyakon, leonardo dicaprio, st. petersburg, baikal
March 1, 2018
Russia's Woman Question
Russia's Woman Question

Maria Zakharova, director of the Russian Foreign Ministry's Information and Press Department, sits down to talk with Russian Life about what it means to be a woman in a position of influence.

By Natalia Beskhlebnaya
Tags: international women's day, diplomacy, women
February 27, 2018
International Women's Day: A Look Back
International Women's Day: A Look Back

Tired of having to do Valentine's Day and Mother's Day separately? Try it the Russian way and combine them into International Women's Day! A closer look at this convenient holiday's socialist origins and not-so-socialist present form.

By Eugenia Sokolskaya
Tags: russia, holiday, women, socialism
February 22, 2018
A Holiday for Every Occasion
A Holiday for Every Occasion

Traditional celebrations like Maslenitsa are accompanied by new ones, like Chinese New Year. The party never stops!

By Irina Bukharin
Tags: st. petersburg, holidays, maslenitsa
February 15, 2018
Stories of Sorrow and Uplift
Stories of Sorrow and Uplift

A Russian national tragedy is softened by stories of a skating grandmother and small children in the snow.

By Irina Bukharin
February 8, 2018
Groundhog Day, Russia Edition
Groundhog Day, Russia Edition

Punxsutawney Phil ordered six more weeks of winter for the States, but the weather is getting much weirder in Russia: record-breaking snow and locusts, to start with. 

By Irina Bukharin
Tags: Groundhog Day, Volgograd, Moscow, locusts, snow
February 7, 2018
Resilience: The Book!
Resilience: The Book!

Today, we officially put to print the book for our Children of 1917 project: Resilience: Life Stories of Centenarians Born in the Year of Revolution.

By Paul E. Richardson
Tags: publishing, children of 1917, centenarians
February 1, 2018
Fights, Oversight, and Voting Rights
Fights, Oversight, and Voting Rights

Russians practice their rights: heated debate, voting in North Korea, and not getting any more survey calls. 

By Irina Bukharin
Tags: North Korea, pike, bear, Alfa-Bank, Russia
January 26, 2018
Moon Colonies and Molotov Modernism
Moon Colonies and Molotov Modernism

Join Earth's first non-Earthbound nation, get an art lesson with a side of Molotov cocktail, and learn about lusty leopards. 

By Alice E.M. Underwood
Tags: amur, leopard, art, siberia
January 18, 2018
Aliens, help Russia!
Aliens, help Russia!

Darkness descends on Moscow, a cry for help ascends to the sky, and a foreign agent stays exactly where it is. Also huskies and ancient teeth.

By Alice E.M. Underwood
Tags: twerf, dogs, foreign agent, weather, moscow, russia
January 17, 2018
Scents and Scents-Ability
Scents and Scents-Ability

There's a new Russian-language detective show on Netflix. It's a bit like Gogol meets House meets Sherlock. 

By Bob Blaisdell
Tags: mystery, television