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Each issue of Chtenia is an amazing collection of readings from Russia. For five years, Chtenia has been the only regularly published source of Russian literature in English translation, and each issue also includes a rich mixture of memoirs, poetry and photography.
There is no other like Chtenia. Search through 5 years of back issues and look for fiction and non-fiction readings by theme, author and more. Build your collection of these handsome editions.
We feature several fine guides to preparing Russian and eastern cuisine.
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Russian Life is a bimonthly trip to the heart of Russian reality! Colorful, in-depth and objective, it is also the only periodical in English on the world's largest country. Get it delivered to your home now!
A good Russian Life never goes out of style! Browse through 18+ years worth of back issues, seach by content that interests you, and build your collection!
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A Taste of Russia ~ 30th Anniversary Edition
A Taste of Russia has been revised and updated with a new Preface that considers the changes in Russian culinary culture since the original edition came out in 1983. Also included are a dozen delectable new recipes, such as Onion Dumplings, Horseradish Vodka, and Whipped Raspberry Mousse. In addition, the entire book has been totally redesigned with a fresh, modern presentation.
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The debut issue of Chtenia features fine fiction by Chekhov, Dovlatov, Grishkovets, Galina, Koval, Sergiyenko and many others, plus poetry by the likes of Kharms, Mayakovsky and Yesenin, and wonderful contemporary black and white photography, all on the theme of "The Hearts of Dogs."
“Oh, how Russian Literature loves winter... it is a time when wishes come true, when families gather together, when everything in the home is transformed because, in one room, there is an evergreen, full of shimmering decorations, filling the home with its glorious aroma. ” (From the Editor’s Introduction)
“Russian literature only truly noticed Siberia in the nineteenth century, and primarily as a place of exile... Gradually, however, Russian writers began to recognize a different Siberia: a richly forested Siberia where hunters roamed, a Siberia filled with villages tended by Russian settlers..."
Of course, for our 13th issue, we had to take on “Luck” as our theme. But where do you look for luck in Russian literature and memoirs? How about in the works of Pushkin, Tolstoy, Bunin, Aleshkovsky, Tsvetaeva and half a dozen others?
In honor of this being an Olympic year, we begin year five of Chtenia with an issue devoted to the theme of Sport. It's far from what you'd normally expect of sports writing.
Everyone loves a good scary story told in the dark... So we have collected some of the great ones from Russian literature past and present, including some that purport to be true (let's hope not!).
In this comprehensive, quixotic and addictive book, Edwin Trommelen explores all facets of the Russian obsession with vodka. Peering chiefly through the lenses of history and literature, Trommelen offers up an appropriately complex and rich portrait.
Celebrating New Year's • Christmas Toys • Moscow's Minorities • Suzdal • Vasily Surikov • Chechnya *...
Best and Worst of 1998 • Will Russians Buy Russian? • Kargopol • Valery Chkalov • Russian-American F...
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Russian Santa Claus • Karl Bryullov • Masha Makarova • Perm • Secret Santa Story • Study Russia ad section
100 Young Russians to Watch This Century (part 1) • Nikolai Roerich • Krasnoyarsk, Baikal & Irkutsk • The Decline of Russian • Airplane Dacha
Leading Russians • Real Life Russian (Jobs for Russian Speaking Students) • Hunting Kamchatka Reindeer • Olympic Hopefuls • Literary Insert: Mikhail Butov's Liberty • Vodka in the Berkshires
Through Muslim Eyes • Forever Amber (The reconstruction of the Amber Room) • Female Aviators in WWII • St. Petersburg in Black and White • Boxer Konstantin Tszyu • Annual Study Russia Guide
Banya Culture • The Siege of Leningrad • Stogoff Travels through Khabarovsk (III) • Privatizing the Pension System • Russian National Orchestra's Wind Quintet • The Russian Circus • Study Russia: Russian Summer Camps
Ice Wars • Mariinsky Ballet • 100 Years Ago: The Blizzard of 1905 • Ekho Moskvy Radio • Secrets of Yalta • Wicked Cold
Russian Cult Films • Fiction Insert on Life under Brezhnev • Osip Mandelstam • Khrushchev's Secret Speech • Ballet Map of Russia • Russian Terms of Endearment • Mikhail Gasparov Also available on Yudu.com as a digital download.
Loss of a Free Press • Rediscovering Antarctica • Smoking in Russia • Lady Hamilton's Beheading • Solikamsk • 2008 Presidential Contenders • Online Food Stores • Fussing About Patronymics • 1937 • Pushkin's Death • Pyotr Semyonov-Tyanshansky
Heroes of Perestroika • Jewish King of the Samoyed • Reconnecting Adoptees • Confessions of an Illegal Spy • Tatyana's Day • Grigory Alexandrov • 1918 Calendar Change • Russian Champagne • Igor Moiseyev • The Language of the Shuba
Nenets Reindeer Herders • Kremlin and Art • Solovki Islands • Russian Bards • Soapy Language • Pryaniki • Books on Dark Chapters • Controversy over Icons • Afghan War • Boris Savinkov • Lev Landau
Christmas in Russia • Tennis Fever • Western Entertainers in Moscow • Bogorodskoye...
How Safe is Russia? • 450th Anniversary of Ivan the Terrible • Yolkas • Hotel Safety • New Clothing ...
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“Stargorod is emphatically not big...”
So begins Peter Aleshkovsky’s profound, humorous, mystical and poetic novel in stories – a tribute to Russian provincial life that is a modern heir to Gogol’s Mirgorod tales. Strange, inexplicable things happen in Stargorod...
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For the first time in five years, the Russian Life Wall Calendar is devoted to St. Petersburg, Russia's colorful and vibrant "Venice of the North", in honor of that city's 310th anniversary.
Rich in detail and characterization, Alexander Kuprin's novella At the Circus brims with excitement and life. You can smell the sawdust in the big top, see the vivid and colorful characters, sense the tension build as the protagonist prepares to face off against his nemesis...
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Chtenia is the Russian word for “readings.” And it is the title of our quarterly literary journal — a publication that is chock full of quality fiction, non-fiction and photography in a convenient and portable paperback book format.
The second issue of Chtenia features fine fiction and poetry by Tolstoy, Mandelstam, Gelasimov, Nagibin and others, plus non-fiction, photography and an interview with the bard Yuli Kim. The theme is "Three Russian Springs."
"Gogol is an agonizing and painful love for Russia, from which there is no deliverance... Gogol formed us, educated us, made us, and we can now read and view Gogol with pleasure... and laugh..."(From the Editor’s Introduction)
“Russian literature has so many lonely, despairing heroes whose lives have been ruined, that it seems like one cannot even begin to speak of things like hope... But of course things are not so simple..."
This collection of stories, poems and photos offers an offbeat, intimate view of provincial town life in Russia.
Our theme for this issue of Chtenia is "Other Worlds"– focusing readers' attention on the rich array of worlds we populate, from those immediately apparent to those less obvious. Selections include everything from science fiction to poetry to fiction centered in Central Asia and Khrushchev's Moscow.
History is filled with tales of spies, infiltrators, informers and imposters. We mine Russian and Soviet literature to present a collection that is must-reading for devotees of the genre and lovers of all things Russian.
A book that dares to explore the humanity of priests and pilgrims, saints and sinners, Faith & Humor has been both a runaway bestseller in Russia and the focus of heated controversy.
Sex and Love in Russia • Yuri Olesha (Literary Insert) • Alexander Griboyedov • 100 Years of Russian...
Revival of the Russian Nobility • Literary Insert: Maslenitsa • Vyazma...
The Art of War • Civil War Cavalry • Lyube Rock Group • International Calling...
Winter Olympic Team • Vladimir Vysotsky • Fyodor Shalyapin • Vladimir • Sergei Eisenstein...
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A wonderful new collection of 19 short works by many of Russia's leading fiction writers. With 100% of the profits going to benefit Russian hospice.
This gripping autobiography plays out against the backdrop of Russia's bloody Civil War, and was one of the first Western eyewitness accounts of life in post-revolutionary Russia.
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The fables of Ivan Krylov are rich fonts of Russian cultural wisdom and experience – reading and understanding them is vital to grasping the Russian worldview. This new edition of 62 of Krylov’s tales presents them side-by-side in English and Russian.
Set against the backdrop of Russian history from the time of Peter the Great to the years of the post-soviet collapse, the nine stories in Vladimir's Mustache tell with great emotional honesty the story of men and women who are trapped by circumstances, alienated by history, or irrevocably estranged from the culture at large.
How do you begin to get a handle on the world's largest country? A font of world culture... Driver of world history... Home to Baba Yaga and Baikal... to the inventors of vodka, television and the theremin... This colorful, illustrated guide will get you started...
Every language has concepts, ideas, words and idioms that are nearly impossible to translate into another language. This new book looks at nearly 100 such Russian words and offers paths to their understanding and translation by way of examples from literature and everyday life.
Murom • Future of Orthodoxy • Saint Springs Water • Tomsk-7 • Russian Jokes
Chtenia is the Russian word for “readings.” And it is the title of a year-old journal to supplement Russian Life magazine. If you love Russian Life, you will love Chtenia, because it picks up where Russian Life leaves off, offering more quality fiction, non-fiction and photography in a convenient and portable paperback book format.
Summer is a time for travel and adventure. This issue's theme is "Road Trips" and includes contributions by a diverse selection of authors, from Chekhov to Koval, from Pushkin to Platonov.
“To Russian literature, the Caucasus is a place of adventure... a wild, untamed region where those spoiled by civilization collide with virginal nature, with people who live simple, self-reliant lives... it is a territory of freedom, meaning free will... a place where poets and writers have found shelter...” (From the Editor’s Introduction)
For well over a century, Russian city dwellers have been attracted to dacha life for the autonomy, solitude and peace it has to offer. So it is no accident that so many works of Russian literature take place in dachas – this is where people feel freer, where they open up more quickly.
Our 15th collection of stories, poems and photos offers a look at Russian summer.
Our theme for this bright, summer issue of Chtenia is "Horse Power"– in which every tale and memoir has to do with that noble friend. There are tales of work horses, race horses, war horses and little humpbacked horses. And always it is their interaction with and affect on us humans that makes the tale so poignant, powerful and classic.
This mesmerizing novel from one of Russia’s most important modern authors traces the life journey of a selfless Russian everywoman.
This collection of 28 colorful and multi-faceted biographies spans five centuries of Russian Jewish history, and each portrait opens a new window onto the history of Eastern Europe’s Jews, illuminating dark corners and challenging widely-held conceptions about the role of Jews in Russian history.
Setomaa • 20 Years After Chernobyl • Short Term Apartment Rentals • Kapustniki • Alexander Nevsky • Freeing the Serfs • Kronstadt Rebellion • Winter-Speak • British Spy Scandal Also available on Yudu.com as a digital issue.
Ryazan • President Dmitry Medvedev • Internet Social Networking • Sergei Rachmaninov • Optina Pustin • The Russian Museum • A Tragic Khan • The Crimean Peninsula • International Women's Day • Tsar Alexander's Speech to the Sejm • Rural Medicine • Bear Language • New Russian Uniforms • Borodinsky Bread
Gogol's 200th Birthday • Understanding Gogol • Gogol's Stomach • Gogol's Art into Music • Kaliningrad • Repatriating Russian Art • Money Slang • Going Green in St. Petersburg
Russian Women • Detente revisited • Education • Bliny
Peter the Great's Incognito Tour of Europe • Siberia's Road of Bones • The World's Only Female MiG-2...
The Beauty of Russian Women • Stalin's Mother • Rudolph Nureyev • Summer Travel Buyer's Guide • Andr...
Eight Russian Women's Stories • Yeltsin's Legacy • Yekaterinburg • Eduard Rossel • Verkhoturye • Bliny
100 Young Russians to Watch (part 2), Nikolai Ge, Kayaking Kamchatka, Summer Travel Planning Guide
The Magical Izba • Leading Russians (part 8 of 9) • The Abramtsevo Artists' Colony • Russian San Francisco
Nikolai Zabolotsky • Ice Fishing • Lost in Siberia • Hermitage Cats • Being Catholic in Russia • Sergei Prokofiev • Tatarstan
Putin Held Hostage • The Oligarchs and the President • Russia on a Thousand Rubles a Day • The Coldest Village on Earth • The World’s Longest Road • Mapping Russia • The Invisible Statue • the Language of Flirting • Shchi • Annual Summer Travel Directory
Off the Golden Ring • Moscow Conservatory in Peril • RuNet: Cyberian Adventure • Soviet Exhibitionism • Young Russians We Have Been Watching • Vegetarian Cutlets • The Secretaries Talk
Vanishing Moscow • Norilsk • Vladislav Tretyak • Khitrovka • Svetlana Alliluyeva • March 1917 • Taganka Theater in 1977 • Piggish Language • Vatrushki • Norilsk Nickel's Woes • The Ideologist of the Kremlin
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One hundred kilometers north of Arkhangelsk, a Russian sea captain ferries a silent operative to a secluded lighthouse... In Moscow, a hapless American answers an errant phone call and is ordered to make a mob hit... In a remote village in the Caucasus, a strange sickness is killing off locals... Blocks from the Kremlin, a disaffected spy chief is plotting a war-fueled power grab...
The enlarged Second Edition of Survival Russian is an intensely practical guide to conversational, colloquial and culture-rich Russian. It uses humor, current events and thematically-driven essays to deepen readers' understanding of Russian language and culture...
This colorful collection of some of the best stories from Russian Life over the past 15 years offers a rich, multi-faceted view of Russian culture, history and society.
Includes 78 timeless biographies of Russians who have shaped the country's history and culture, from Akhmatova to Zabolotsky.
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One of the greatest works of Russian satire of the 20th century, our brand new translation of the famous satirical sequel to The Twelve Chairs resurrects the con man Ostap Bender, “the smooth operator,” and follows him and his three hapless co-conspirators on a hilarious romp through the Soviet Russia and Central Asia of 1930.
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The Vodka Issue • Kremlin Drinking Habits • Olympic Heroines • Vodka Taste-Off • Cristall Factory • ...
Recent changes to Russia's internal borders prompted us to do the first complete reworking of this map since its original publication in 1996. It makes it quite possibly the only accurate map of Russia today!
"Childhood, along with two or three years of youth, is the fullest, most exquisite part of life, the part that is most our own, and, indeed, almost the most important, for it imperceptibly shapes our future." – Alexander Herzen (from this issue)
“There are many types of love, and sometimes they assume a form that is not immediately recognizable...” (From the Editor’s Introduction)
In honor of Chekhov's 150th birthday, we produced this special 168-page Chtenia: Chekhov Bilingual with English and accented Russian on facing pages throughout.
We end off the fourth year of Chtenia with a consideration of Wisdom & Wit. We didn't have to go far to find plenty of selections. The issue was selecting just the right combination...
Meet the Tolstoy you never knew! This compact, yet surprisingly broad look at the life and work of Tolstoy spans from one of his earliest stories, to one of his last, looking at works that made him famous and others that made him notorious. All presented in English and Russian side by side.
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The Russian Military • Literary Insert: Viktor Nekrasov • Russia's Tall Ships...
Russian Health Care • Elizabeth I • Health of Kremlin Leaders • Lake Baikal • Flying in Russia...
The Russian Male • Review of The Thief • The story of Svetlana Voronova • Zlatoust • Gregory Potemki...
Our Boys of Summer (Russian Baseball) • Anton Chekhov • Annual Summer Travel Buyer's Guide • Alexander Suvorov • Tyumen and Tobolsk
Young Russians to Watch (part 3), Tsar Paul I, Summer Travel Buyer's Guide, The TransSiberian Railway
The Moscow Summit • Leading Russians (part 9) • Man of Birch • Photographer Dmitry Azarov • The Magazine Boom • Annual Travel Guide
THE ST. PETERSBURG ISSUE • Moscow vs. St. Petersburg • 21 Slices of St. Petersburg Life • Russia's Disneyland • Eat Like a Prole • Hidden St. Petersburg • Routine Beauty
Kremlin Ghosts • Anna Akhmatova • What are They Teaching in the Schools? • Tomsk at 400 • Tomsk Wooden Architecture • Siberia's Oil-Rich Middle Class • Addressing Strangers • Conscription
60th Anniversary of World War II • Visiting Evenk Reindeer Herders • Female Singer-Songwriters • Bryansk Partisans • Stalin at the Outbreak of WWII • The End of WWII • War-Torn Language • Mushrooms • George F. Kennan
Tretyakov • Summer Entertainment Guide • Joseph Brodsky • Uniform Collector • New NGO Laws • Brusilov Offensive • Smolny Institute • The Original Slavophile Also available from Yudu.com as a digital issue.
Maximilian Voloshin • Kursk Root Icon and Orthodox Unity • The Other Trans-Siberian Railway: The BAM • Sleeping on Graveyards in Khakassia • The Number Zero in Russian • The Other Pushkin Square • Elizabeth's Final War • The Real Hero of 1812
Torzhok • Floating Churches • Crossing Russia by Boat • Russian Vancouver • Spring Draft • Valentina Tereshkova • Tunguska Meteorite • Independence Day • Russian Boondocks • GQ Restaurant&
100 Things Everyone Should Know About Russian • A& Quiet Nook in the Center of Moscow • Cultural Clones • Olympian Election • Simple Foods • The Language of Weather • Sergius of Radonezh • Battle of Poltava • Mass Deportations of Peoples
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Russian Democracy • Maxim Gorky • Ernst Neizvestny • The Dukhobory...
Mother Russia's Beloved Children • Tracing Russian Roots • Fiction Insert • Traveling to Tuva
Americans Adopting Russians • Saratov • The Romanov Museum in Moscow • Ferapontov Monastery • Russia...
Pushkin Bicentennial Issue • A New Cold War? • A Church's Mission to Help the Disadvantaged • Pushki...
Is the Kremlin Sinking? • Ruble Rebound • Transaero...
Russia's Olympic Team • Dacha Culture • Saving the Hermitage • Solovetsky Islands...
Ivan Aivazovsky • Traveling in the Provinces • Russian Firefighters • What is Russia Reading? • Veli...
Savior's Cathedral Reborn • Pyotr Tchaikovsky • Klin • Russia's Olympians • Seeking Justice
The beauty of Bulgakov • Translating Bulgakov • Digging up your Russian roots • 100 Young Russians (Part 4) • Excerpt from The Master and Margarita
St. Petersburg Readies for its 300th Birthday • Alexei Nemov • Russian Con Artists • Honey Farmers of Bashkiria • Day in the Life of a Kiosk Vendor • St. Petersburg Travel Guide
Kunashir Island (in the Kuriles) • Military Reform • The Draft • Dacha Culture • Field Guide to Dachas of the Moscow Region • Alkhanai Mountain (Buryatia) • Pskov and Pskovians
The Art of Vadim Gorbatov • Gold Mining in Siberia • Olympic Hopefuls • Bear Whisperers • Saving the Chelyuskin • The Hermitage at 240
Unusual Imports • Saving the Desman • Moldova, the Unhappiest Country on Earth? • Transdniester - Back in the USSR • Trans-Siberian Photo Essay • War with Japan • False Dmitry I • The Battle for Sevastopol • Naming Russian Cities
The Cossacks • Spies Who Loved • Exploring Kamchatka • The Mighty Ruble • Bogdan Khmelnytsky and the Founding of Ukraine • Ivan Kupala • Russia's First Public Library • The Babushka Factor • Ryabina ...
Sitka (Alaska) • Vladimir Nabokov • Igor Stravinsky • Churaevka Village (Connecticut) • Colorado Potato Beetle in Russia • Stanislav and Nemirovich-Danchenko • Anna Filosofova • The Storming of Plevna • Almond Rings (Cuisine) • Good Neighbors (Survival Russian) • Gypsies in the Village • Farewell to Boris
The Beauty Hunter • Soviet Karelia • The Kitchen Debate • Journalist Non Grata • Romanov Worship • Salted Mushrooms • Nixon v. Khrushchev • Alexander Godunov • Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact • Socialist Realism • Gogolisms
Russia's Olympic Hopefuls • The First Russian Gold Medalist (1908) • Queen of the Long Jump • Novocherkassk Riots of 1962 • Software Outsourcing to Russia • Vermont-Russia Software Company • Vladimir Korolenko • Peter and Paul Day • Tsarevich Alexei • Press Freedoms • Mustache Speak • St. Petersburg Economic Forum
Lev Tolstoy's Legacy • Burying the Romanovs • Prague 30 Years Later • Boris Grebenshchikov...
Karelia • Paanajarvi National Park • Kizhi • Cartoonist to the Commissars • Sewn Icons...
American in Russian Orbit • The Man Who Shot Stalin • Supermarketing • Rebuilding Moscow • Russian Cinema • Kvass
Marriage in Russia • Samovars • Literary Insert: Russian Missionaries in Alaska • Kamchatka...
Moscow's 850th Anniversary • In Search of St. George • Altai • Hidden Moscow • Stalin's Moscow...
Russian Country Music Stars • Omsk • Potatoes • Vodka Taste-Off • National Hotel • Sasha Chyorny
Shostakovich • Andronikov Monastery • Children of Russian-American Marriages • 100 Young Russians (part 5) • Tea Empire [SOLD OUT]
Putin's Russia • Putin's Places • Putin's Wife • Soccer Match to the Death • Russian New York • Russian Flavors: The Mighty Mushroom
Russian Space Program • Kalmykia • Stogoff Travels the Far East (I) • Defending Russian Nature • Russia Goes to the Polls • Pickled Garlic • Vegetable Russian
Saving Baikal • Russian Orphans • Norilsk • North to Narym • Living with the White Storks • Dried Fish • Queuing Lingo • Pokrov and Village Marriage Rituals
50th Anniversary Issue • 1956 • Fyodor Tolstoy, "The American" • Drawing Russia: 19th Century Political Cartoons on Russians • Fiction insert: "The Year of the Family," by Dmitry Bykov • Bering Strait • Shostakovich
Saving the Amur Tigers • Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics • Russian Psychiatric Care • Fort Ross (California) • Marina Tsvetaeva • Sputnik • Konstantin Tsiolkovsky • Alexander Smirdin • Space Food • Alexander Tatarsky • British-Russian Spy Spat • The Language of Hair
Kazan at 1000 • Doukhobors • Traveling up the Lena River • 1805: A Tumultuous Century Begins • Vladimir Gilyarovsky • 1905: First Taste of Democracy • A New New Year
& Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn • Russian Art Boom • Tsar David Oistrakh • John Quincy Adams: The First U.S. & Ambassador to Russia • Abrau Dorsu Champagne • Language of Knees • Sorrel Soup • Summer Music Festivals
Riding the Trans-Siberian • Peter the Great's Diplomat • The Moscow-Washington Hotline • Warm Music of Tuva • The Obama-Medvedev Summit • Khrushchev Visits America • Sofia's Failed Coup (1689) • Andrei Platonov • Milky Language • Rogaliki • Uchites Language Supplement # 05
Cleaning up Russia • Kukly TV Show • Gorky Leninskiye • Kalmykia • Alpha Group...
Farming in Russia • Non-Profits • Nizhny Novgorod • New Russian Architecture...
Religion in Russia • Cruising the Lena • Potemkin's Palace • Vologda • Moscow's Best Little Hotels...
The August Financial Crisis • Russians Marrying Americans • Novgorod • Metropol at 100 • Russian Mus...
Mikhail Lermontov: Poet or Prophet • Torzhok • Prisons at 120 • 2nd International Vodka Taste Off R...
Kutuzov and Borodino • Nizhny Novgorod • International Executive Service Corps • Language of Love
300 Years at Sea • Russian Life at 40 • Birch Bark Craftsmen...
Beer in Russia • Magnitogorsk Theater • Literary Insert: The Twelve Chairs • Driving in Russia...
Anton Pavlovich Chekhov • Terror on the Trains • Tolstoy's Unhappy Family • Berlinograd • Russia's Line Culture • Sagaalgan • Literaturnaya Gazeta • Ivan the Terrible • Galina Ulanova • Tender Insults • Lubok and Dining "Right" •& Uchites Language Supplement # 07
Trekking Baikal • Gertrude Atherton's Russians • Stalin's Highrises • Death of Animation • Freeing the Serfs • Pushkin, Khodasevich and Blok • Modigliani and Akhmatova • Survival Japanese • Black Bread • Censorship • World Cup Fever • Uchites Language Supplement # 10
The New Russian Philanthropy • Will Sochi be Ready? • Lev Theremin: The Soviet Faust • American Surgeons in Russia • Lyubov Orlova • The Table of Ranks • Law Forbidding Soviets to Marry Foreigners • Alexander Scriabin • Vysotsky, Alliluyeva, Alexeyev and other personages of note • Waiting for Miracles • Dealing with too much hospitality
Circassians Who Want to Return to Russia • Russia's Iron Roads at 175 • Tsarist Coronation Albums • Stanislavsky at 150 • The 1903 Ball • Health of Russian Leaders • Magnitsky Bill & End of Jackson-Vanik • Lucky Cookies (Kozuli) • Russian for Cheaters
Marat Safin • Annual Gift Buying Guide • Alexander Blok • Sleigh Factory • Olympic Champions • Novosibirsk • Alexander Simonov • Reader Photo Contest
Russian Lacquered Boxes • St. Basil's Cathedral • 100 Young Russians (part 6) • The Battle for Moscow • US & Russia: Allies Again?
Battle of Stalingrad • An American Nurse in Siberia • St. Petersburg's Facelift • Artist Pavel Korin • St. Petersburg Travel Guide
Kustodiev's Art World • Russian Animators • Buryatia • Tyutchev • Old Ladoga • Stogoff Travels the Far East (II) • Chechnya: Behind the Ballot Box
Behind the Bolshoi • Juries on Trial • Athens Olympians • Narva and Ivangorod • Victor Pelevin • Taste of Russia • Chechnya's Gordian Knot • Bringing in the New Year • The Return • Nutcracker Sweets • The Language of Fate
The Strangely Lucky Flight of Mathias Rust • The Moscow Metro at 70 • Taganrog • Chess on the Ropes • Taste of Russia 6 • Notes from a Russian Village • Putin vs. Khodorkovsky Digital version only available.
15th Anniversary of the end of the USSR • Watering the Seeds of Fascism • Bears in the Mist (Kamchatka) • St. Petersburg's Reclusive Math Genius • Spetsluzhb Goes to the Movies • Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Village Folk Artists • Children of the Gulag • Wrangel Island • Ivan Shuvalov, Elizabeth's confidante • An Uzbek Oligarch • November 1917 Revolution • Samuil Marshak • The Tver Uprising • Hunger Language • Dining Out in Moscow • Books on Photography, Soviet Images and Life Under Stalin, plus a DVD on Russian Prisons, a biography of Chekhov and a Literary Guide to St. Petersburg
Inside the Vaganova Ballet School • Returning Bears to the Wild • Russia as Viewed through American Film • St. Petersburg's "Roofers"& • Novelist Dmitry Glukhovsky • Cell Phone Lingo • A& Soviet Life Memoir • Russian Ethnic Populations in the Near Abroad • Tasty Beet and Carrot Salad
Winter Holidays • Tsarina Elizabeth • White Sea Lighthouse Master • Traveling with the Patriarch • Problems at the Bolshoi Theater • Marital Dispute Language • Mushroom Stuffed Eggs • Dam Disaster • Admiral Kolchak • 20th Anniversary of the Berlin Wall Collapse • Alexander II and Jury Trials •& Uchites Language Supplement # 06 [SOLD OUT]
Education • Gorky Park • Very Short Stories • Compliments • Mari El • Kizhi and Maly Karelia
200 Years After Catherine the Great • Yaroslavl • Russian Gifts • Valentin Yudashkin's Fashion • Sov...
Russia's Emerging Middle Class • Totma • Bolshevik Doodles • Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn...
Russian National Orchestra • The Decembrists • Mushroom Soup • Alaska Airlines • Don Cossacks • Acronyms • Travel Myths
Russian Customs Service • Russian Dining in the US • Icon Masters • Literary Insert: Sashka...
Yaroslavl Turns 1000 • Russians Return to Afghanistan • Kremlin Archaeology • Russian National Orchestra Turns 20 • Russian Riga • Perestroika at 25 • Bobby Fischer versus Anatoly Karpov • Stalin Retreats • Poet-Speak in Russian
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