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21 September 2014


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

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Obama's Speech in Moscow

Nice tribute to Russian culture in the president's speech to Moscow college students:

"I speak to you today with deep respect for Russia's timeless heritage. Russian writers have helped us understand the complexity of the human experience, and recognize eternal truths. Russian painters, composers, and dancers have introduced us to new forms of beauty. Russian scientists have cured disease, sought new frontiers of progress, and helped us go to space.

"These are contributions that are not contained by Russia's borders, as vast as those borders are. Indeed, Russia's heritage has touched every corner of the world, and speaks to the humanity that we share. That includes my own country, which has been blessed with Russian immigrants for decades; we've been enriched by Russian culture, and enhanced by Russian cooperation."
September 17, 2014
Returning to Putorana
Returning to Putorana
By Ivan Kobilyakov

We asked Ivan Kobilyakov, whose story on filming wild wolves in Putorana appeared in the Sep/Oct 2014 issue of Russian Life, to give us an update on the project and how filming has gone this summer. He also supplied new photos.

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Tags: nature, siberia
September 15, 2014
A Soviet Leader in the US? Preposterous!
A Soviet Leader in the US? Preposterous!
By Eugenia Sokolskaya

When you're a Soviet dictator, it's rare that you get the chance to tour the US, visiting movie sets, meat freezers, and steel mills, being featured on TV, and laughing at angry farmers. Nikita Khrushchev got that chance 55 years ago. And he made the most of it.

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Tags: eisenhower, khrushchev, united states
September 1, 2014
For Better or Worse
For Better or Worse
By Paul E. Richardson

What with downed passenger airlines, war in Ukraine, trade embargos and rapidly worsening US-Russian relations, why in the world is there a picture of a giraffe on the cover of Russian Life magazine? 

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Tags: war, Ukraine, animals
September 1, 2014
The Many Days of September 1
The Many Days of September 1
By Eugenia Sokolskaya

Did you know September 1 is more than just Labor Day? Read on to find out how Russians celebrate September 1, the Day of Knowledge, the first day of school.

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Tags: education, school, russia, holidays
August 14, 2014
1741: The Year Russia Discovered America
1741: The Year Russia Discovered America
By Eugenia Sokolskaya

You probably know that Alaska was bought from Russia well over 100 years ago. But do you know how Russia came to lay claim to the territory in the first place? Hint: they were after furs.

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Tags: russia, united states, alaska, colonization