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29 July 2015

  The world’s biggest country, in a magazine. Since 1956.

The Spine of Russia

Join us in our effort to stifle the drumbeat of enmity, aggression and rivalry... with a book!


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Travel with us (virtually) along the Spine of Russia this fall, as we seek to break down stereotypes, gather fascinating stories and images, and collect it all into an amazing coffee-table book (which you can prebuy by way of supporting this project).


On This Day

Notable events on this day in Russian history

1572: Battle of Molodi. Tatar Khan Devlet Girey threatens Moscow but is beaten back in a decisive battle. One result is Ivan IV dismantles the Oprichniki.

1893: Alexander Stoletov, physicist, born

1895: Mikhail Zoshchenko, writer, born (died 1958)

1914: Paper rubles no longer backed by gold.

1938: USSR and Japan exchange fire at Lake Khanka.