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August 25

By Alice E.M. Underwood

It's a tough week for transport in Russia, with a tractor parade, a smugglers' road, a bear on the loose, and an unwieldy matryoshka to top it all off.

August 23

Constantin Fedin takes us to the mining capital of Western Siberia: Kemerovo.

August 22

By Philip Seifi

Kefir is the most popular fermented milk in Russia. But it did not get there overnight. Kefir and Russia have a long history...


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December 10

By Alice E.M. Underwood

There's plenty of talk about how Russia is dark and dismal, its writers pathologically depressed, and the general mood among the populace about as cheery as a Siberian winter. These stereotypes giv...

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!

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...