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1. A Sweet Treat

"Ancient instincts work – I licked the thing."

–  Hermitage artist-restorer Galina Fedorova discovers a candy stuck to the ball gown of Grand Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna, sister of Tsar Nicholas II.
Tags: history, candy, grand duchess, grand duchess xenia alexandrovna, dress, hermitage
2. The Tales Behind the Frames

The stories behind three iconic pieces of Russian art.

Tags: world war ii, repin, icons, history, art
3. Dostoyevsky's Brilliant Wife Anna

In which we learn about the strong-willed and brilliant Anna Dostoyevskaya, the wife of Fyodor Dostoyevsky.

Tags: feminism, literature, author, history, book, dostoyevsky, anna dostoyevskaya
4. Something Worse Than Detention

An abandoned crypt found on a Russian school's property takes the phrase "bored to death" to a whole new level. 

Tags: rostov, archaeology, history, death, school
5. Dostoyevsky in Siberia and Beyond

Dostoyevsky spent ten years of his life exiled to Russia's Eastern hinterlands. Beyond the Urals, there are several places that shaped Dostoyevsky and influenced many of his greatest works of literature.

Tags: prison, Kazakhstan, barnaul, tyumen, Omsk, exile, Siberia, history, author, literature, dostoevsky
6. All Good Things

In which we say goodbye to a longtime editor and look toward the future by looking back.

Tags: history, eidelman
7. Russian Terrorists with Febrile Dreams of Flight

An excerpt from To Break Russia’s Chains: Boris Savinkov and his Wars Against the Tsar and the Bolsheviks, recently published by Pegasus Books.

Tags: revolution, history, terrorism, savinkov
8. The Road Ahead

People often ask me what lies ahead for Russia. This question always surprises me. It suggests that people think historians are part prophet, as if knowing a lot about the past means you can predict the future.

Tags: navalny, democracy, history, elections, reform
9. At Home with Dostoyevsky

If, for some reason, you ever find yourself in the small town of Staraya Russa, be sure to check out Dostoyevsky's summer house.

Tags: literature, museums, history, dostoyevsky
10. Quote-Unquote Eternal Flame

Due to a gas shortage, one former Soviet city has been forced to shut off a war memorial: an "eternal" flame that was never supposed to stop burning.

Tags: world war ii, war, history, monument, eternal flame, moldova, gas

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