The world’s biggest country, in a magazine. Since 1956.
Politics and international relations, religion, economics, the environment and social issues.
This week goes intergalactic with a moon colony, two jedi masters, and several unhappy taxi drivers.
We have a trio of uplifting stories this week: a Russian rapper freed, a Russian beauty turned royalty, and a literal (and strange) military lift.
This week was a grab bag of jobs well done, tear-jerkers, and meta-scary stories. Buckle up!
Ever wonder what we don’t publish? Well, here it is. The scraps on our cutting room floor, and last week’s fourth-best story – all collected in one wonderfully semi-interesting place.
If you’re here for Halloween spooks, we can’t help you: all we’ve got this week are feel-good stories!
Russian law enforcement had a busy week, from taking on the ~high~ seas to putting rich jerks in their place.
What’s more surprising, fake feminists or fish with bad teeth?
To selfie or not to selfie? That is the question, or at least one of the questions, addressed this week.
The weather in Russia this week was chilly with a hint of thaw, at least regarding science and political relations.
Climate change is destroying Russia and people still want to duel, but at least someone’s getting free pizza.
Time got a little bit wibbly-wobbly and timey-wimey as Russia traveled to the future, to the past, and back to the present (and all in one week)!
Falling from a Russian sky near you: airplanes, bags of money, and well-timed lightning bolts!
Shed a tear for our last World Cup TWERF, in which we finally learn about the Romanovs and feel the wrath of nature.
Who really killed the Romanovs? Read about the survivors of the royal household.
What’s out of this world? Russia’s performance in the World Cup, a Russian cargo ship, and showers in Samara!
As Americans celebrate their Independence Day, Russia may have gained a new national holiday as well: the day they beat Spain in the World Cup.
This week Russia lost but isn’t out yet; football fans, amazingly, spread cheer across Russia; and a storm reminds us of the world outside.
Russia wins its first two World Cup games and Jeff Monson is running for CIty Council in Krasnogorsk. Does life get better than this?
Ukrainian film director Oleg Sentsov is on the 15th day of a hunger strike in a northern-Siberian prison. Anton Dolin explains how Sentsov's case is a sad miscarriage of justice, and what one can or cannot do about it.
This week Russians hit the streets, waterways, and air for all sorts of occasions.