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1. The Best (and Worst) Facial Hair in Russian History

Which Russian tsars, stars, and commissars sported the most macho mustaches, grimy goatees, and bombastic beards? Let's make a listicle!

Tags: humor, history
2. 600

This issue of Russian Life is issue number 600. Given this milestone, I would like to give a shout out to some of our unsung heroes.

Tags: russian life, history
3. Putin, Forest Work, and Gender Changes

This week, politicians are caught red-handed; surrogate motherhood and gambling are (apparently) the same; and Putin isn't as hip with the youth as you'd think.

Tags: military, children, women, money, gender, history, government, putin, social issues
4. Putting the "Fun" in "Prison Camp"

A Russian non-profit prepares to open a mock prison camp as a place to make fun memories with your family.

Tags: camps, NGOs, memory, world war ii, history
5. The Emperor Has No Clothes

Unexpected nude photos of Nicholas II appeared online last week, causing quite a stir, despite being more than a century old.

Tags: Internet, history, photography, tsar nicholas, romanovs
6. Russia's Munchausens

On this, the 300th anniversary of one of literature’s most famous fabulists, we look back at some of Russia’s greatest liars and taletellers.

Tags: history
7. Baba Yaga: Russian Folktales' Classic Witch

Slavic folklore sports a spooky old crone that just might give you a costume idea this Halloween.

Tags: Halloween, history, art, folktales, folklore
8. Archaeologists Make a Home Run

A baseball dating back to the 12th century has been unearthed in one of Russia's oldest cities.

Tags: Veliky Novgorod, medieval, science, archaeology, history, sports
9. Punk Rock Lenin

A Lenin statue in Russia's Far East temporarily sported a new 'do.

Tags: cities, history, ussr, Internet, Russian Far East, monuments, lenin
10. My Kingdom for a Church

Russia and Turkey are split over the use of an iconic Istanbul— er, Constantinople— monument.

Tags: islam, Orthodoxy, history, Orthodox Church, turkey

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