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31 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

1655: In the Russo-Polish War (1654-1667), the Russian army enters the capital of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, Vilnius, and holds it for six years.

1930: Oleg Popov, clown, born

1976: Six Eastern European athletes, one from the U.S.S.R. and five from Romania, defected to Canada during the Olympic games in Montreal.

1991: At first post-Cold War US-Soviet summit, George Herbert Walker Bush signs START Treaty in Moscow with Mikhail Gorbachev.