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Rural and urban, geography and travel, the environment and adventure.

September 2, 2017
First Love
First Love

On the importance of coffee, academicians, a museum, a rooster, the harvesting of turf, and collectivization. Oh, and Novosibirsk.

By Paul E. Richardson
Tags: novosibirsk, village life, children of 1917, 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
Tags: children of 1917
March 14, 2017
Tomsk
Tomsk

Vladimir Dudarev takes us to Siberia's wooden architecture and university capital, Tomsk.

By Vladimir Dudarev
March 10, 2017
Six Great Songs About St. Petersburg
Six Great Songs About St. Petersburg

Many Russian cities have songs about about them. Here are six of the best ones about Russia's Northern Capital – three by American artists, three by Russians.

By Elena Bobrova
Tags: music, St. Petersburg
March 7, 2017
Saratov
Saratov

Elena Kotova takes us to the streets, beaches, yoga studios and parks of Saratov, a city on the Volga.

Tags: arctic, White Sea
February 28, 2017
Kaliningrad
Kaliningrad

Alexander Podgorchuk takes us to Russia's westernmost city, Kaliningrad.

Tags: arctic, White Sea
February 21, 2017
Pskov
Pskov

Accomplished photographer Dmitry Markov takes us on a tour of Pskov, "Where Russia Begins."

Tags: arctic, White Sea
February 15, 2017
Kandalaksha
Kandalaksha

Teacher Ilona Isayeva shares with us some of the charms of Kandalaksha, a small industrial town on the White Sea.

By Ilona Isayeva
Tags: arctic, White Sea
February 10, 2017
Veliky Novgorod
Veliky Novgorod

Journalist Irina Mordasova and photographer Konstantin Chalabov give us a tour of Veliky Novgorod, a history lover's paradise.

By Irina Mordasova
Tags: Veliky Novgorod, Rurik
January 31, 2017
Novosibirsk
Novosibirsk

Photographer Anton Karliner explains why trains, a metro bridge, and World War II have a place in Novosibirsk history.

By Anton Karliner
Tags: Siberia
January 24, 2017
Tchaikovsky
Tchaikovsky

Maria Plotnikova acquaints us with Tchaikovsky. No, not the composer, the town named for him in Siberia's Perm Krai.

By Maria Plotnikova
Tags: Tchaikovsky, Kama, Udmurtia
January 17, 2017
Samara
Samara

Photographer Kristina Syrchikova explains what a goose has to do with Samara and the Volga River.

By Kristina Syrchikova
January 10, 2017
Chelyabinsk
Chelyabinsk

Artist Anastasia Bogomolova takes us on a tour of Chelyabinsk, famous for its meteorite, tanks, and a very special forest.

By Anastasia Bogomolova
Tags: industry, Urals
January 4, 2017
Yekaterinburg
Yekaterinburg

Photographer Daria Kozinova takes us on a tour of the capital of the Urals: Yekaterinburg.

By Daria Kozinova
Tags: Urals, Yekaterinburg, Yeltsin
December 20, 2016
Yaroslavl
Yaroslavl

Photojournalist Maxim Grigoryev shares with us his love for his hometown: Yaroslavl.

By Maxim Grigoryev
December 13, 2016
Tyumen
Tyumen

Yulia Sulzhenko takes us to her hometown, Tyumen, Siberia's western capital, and the oil and gas capital of Russia.

By Yulia Sulzhenko
Tags: Siberia, oil, Lenin, rasputin
December 6, 2016
Khabarovsk
Khabarovsk

Timur Zarudny takes us to Khabarovsk, the second largest city in the Russian Far East.

By Timur Zarudny
Tags: Russian Far East, khabarovsk
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 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 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