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Yes, Russia matters

Now more than ever, in fact.

For over 20 years, Russian Life has been the only reliable non-governmental publication on the world's largest country. 

If you are concerned about world events, if you want to be more knowledgeable about this thousand-year-old land, if you have family ties to Russia, then Russian Life magazine is for you.

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Most Recent Stories

May 26

By Alice E.M. Underwood

Politicians are people just like us. They get millions of Instagram responses for a lost pet and do folkdances in front of world leaders. Just a day in the life.

May 26

By Anatoly Liberman

On the occasion of Pushkin's birthday, we offer a post on the challenge of translating his most famous love lyrics, "Я вас любил," with a bonus look at Innokenty Annensky's "Сре...

May 24

By Nikolai Gontar

Nikolai Gontar leads us on a trip to the Republic of Mariy El, home to layered pancakes and some very unusual architecture.


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May 7

By Eugenia Sokolskaya

What do radio, television, the periodic table, and helicopters have in common? Russians were involved in developing all of them – and more!

December 2

By Alice E.M. Underwood

What can we learn about Russia, now and throughout history, from its poetry? This month we try to find out, with help from  Read More

January 16

By Linda DeLaine

Joseph Stalin was born December 21, 1879, in Gori, which is now in the Republic of Georgia. His birth name was Iosif Vissarionovich Dzhugashvili. Around 1910, he took on the name Stalin which means...