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August 14, 2017
Taking Care
Taking Care

Meet two more of our heroes whose long lives have surely been made possible by the care of their family and community.

By Paul E. Richardson
Tags: travel, children of 1917, health
August 10, 2017
Eating, Drinking, and Putin's New Look
Eating, Drinking, and Putin's New Look

Beachgoers bathe in potable sludge, Russians weigh in on replacements for sanctioned food, and the Kremlin revamps funerals. Plus, Putin goes fishing. 

By Alice E.M. Underwood
Tags: Putin, sanctions, Kremlin, Sochi, Russia
August 10, 2017
A One Act Play in Nine Scenes
A One Act Play in Nine Scenes

Any good expedition has its lighter moments. We have collected nine such scenes from recent days into a one-act play for your enjoyment.

By Paul E. Richardson
Tags: travel, humor, children of 1917, health
August 9, 2017
Music Defeats War
Music Defeats War

When Shostakovich's Seventh Symphony was performed from besieged Leningrad on August 9, 1942, music suspended the horrors of war.

By Divya Ryan
Tags: shostakovich, world war ii, leningrad, music
August 5, 2017
Stage 2: Siberia or Bust
Stage 2: Siberia or Bust

A second, more intensive phase of the Children of 1917 project has begun. Seatbelts fastened? Poyekhali!

By Paul E. Richardson
Tags: children of 1917, health
August 3, 2017
Paratroopers, Pig Manure, & Plant Killers
Paratroopers, Pig Manure, & Plant Killers

Pranksters solve energy security with pig manure, paratroopers get rowdy, and presidential grants yield surprise winners. Plus, Russia's deadliest plants and getting stuck in an elevator. 

By Alice E.M. Underwood
Tags: Great Terror, NGOs, paratroopers, Russia
July 28, 2017
Old Fears
Old Fears

It was with mixed feelings of bitter guilt and disgust, overcome with shameful and cowardly thoughts, that I joined the Children of 1917 project.

By Nadya Grebennikova
Tags: children of 1917
July 28, 2017
Old Fears
Old Fears

It was with mixed feelings of bitter guilt and disgust, overcome with shameful and cowardly thoughts, that I joined the Children of 1917 project.

By Nadya Grebennikova
July 27, 2017
Parties with Putin and the Ruins of Literature
Parties with Putin and the Ruins of Literature

President Putin visits human rights activists and curious kids, and a famous author falls to pieces. Plus Ivan the Terrible, a terrible auction purchase, and 10 fantastic bridges. 

By Alice E.M. Underwood
Tags: Moscow, Ivan the Terrible, Gogol, Sirius, Alexeyeva, Putin
July 21, 2017
Live Long and Prosper
Live Long and Prosper

In which we accompany one of our heroines for her annual check up at the hospital.

By Nadya Grebennikova
Tags: children of 1917, health
July 20, 2017
Royal(ish) Weddings and Toys for the Opposition
Royal(ish) Weddings and Toys for the Opposition

Getting flak for getting hitched, how fidget spinners foster political dissidence, and a new set of wheels around Russia. Plus dandy pigeons and the best totalitarian tourism. 

By Alice E.M. Underwood
Tags: uber, yandex, fidget spinners, russia
July 14, 2017
Know Your Country!
Know Your Country!

The Children of 1917 expedition is far from over, yet we have uncovered the secret to long life and pinpointed the source of the Volga River.

By Nadya Grebennikova
Tags: Volga, children of 1917