The world’s biggest country, in a magazine. Since 1956.
Politics and international relations, religion, economics, the environment and social issues.
A discussion of this unique spiritual art form with many colorful examples.
Find out how a Bishop from Turkey became the patron saint of Moscow and Santa Claus to the world.
Scriptures and prayers for the Orthodox Feast Day of St. Nicholas of Myra.
The term Shaman is both a noun and a verb. It is from the Tungus language and is seen as saman or haman. The actions of the Shaman are, what western explorers referred to as, Shamanism. It is the oldest known demonstration of human spirituality.
Part II - Islamic rebels
Today, the wonderful, hearty and traditional recipes and meals of the Russian table can be attributed to the efforts of Russian women to provide sustenance and nurturing to their families.
How did the grand-daughter of Queen Victoria and sister to the Tsarina end up a martyred nun?
On New Year's Eve, 1999, while many braced for a possible Y2K disaster, Boris Yeltsin resigned as president of the Russian Federation leaving a little known prime minister in charge.
The origin of the Rurik Dynasty and introduction of the Orthodox Church.
How does the average Russian diet size up nutritionally?
This article was written in early January, 2000, about Russia's new acting president and a man not well know outside Russia.
Anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall and the beginning of Russia's transformation to democracy.
Today's Russian military and the status of the ABM and START II treaties. Written in October, 1999.
This week, depressing news about divisions and birth rates can only really be counteracted with a smile over the Orthodox church’s new take on sex.
RIS Publications, the publisher of Russian Life magazine, was founded in 1990 on the principle that paying attention to international issues matters. While U.S.-Russian relations and the history and society of the world’s largest country are important, there is no larger international issue than the health of this planet.
Victor is a 21-year-old student in Moscow. In this guest post, he explains why he, and so many of his generation, is fed up with Russia's electoral system, and why he will be going out to protest on December 10.
St. Nicholas, Babouschka, Christmas Eve festivities . . .Ded Moroz leading to Christmas on January 7th.