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1. Maria's War: A Soldier's Autobiography

This astonishingly gripping autobiography by the founder of the Russian Women’s Death Battallion in World War I is an eye-opening documentary of life before, during and after the Bolshevik Revolution.

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Tags: war, history, World War I, revolution, 1917
2. No Calendar, No Life
By Paul E. Richardson

Why are calendars so great? Give me a few minutes, and I will blow your mind.

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Tags: calendar, time, history
3. Yes, We're a Sexagenarian
By Paul E. Richardson

Sixty years ago, bureaucrats and journalists on opposite sides of the Iron Curtain came to a remarkable agreement that led to the founding of Russian Life...

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Tags: history, Russian Life, Soviet Life, cultural exchange
4. Kolomna

Tatiana Solovyova lives in Kolomna, in the southern part of Moscow Oblast. She invites us along for a visit.

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Tags: kremlin, history
5. Vasnetsov, Painter and Planet: An Art Gallery
By Alice E.M. Underwood

July 25 is the 155th birthday of Apollinary Vasnetsov, who is both a renowned painter of medieval Russia and a fixture in the night sky.

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Tags: vasnetsov, painter, painting, art, artist, russia, history
6. The Spine of Russia

In the Fall of 2015, Russian and American journalists Mikhail Mordasov and Paul E. Richardson traveled 6,000 kilometers from Russia’s northwestern corner in the Arctic to Sochi, in the tropical climes along the Black Sea.

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Tags: history, travel, spine of russia, books
7. Quotable Pushkin for Six Everyday Occasions
By Alice E.M. Underwood

In honor of Alexander Pushkin's 217th birthday, here's a small sample of his poems to show that his writing isn't just pretty and witty – it can help you through almost any situation.

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Tags: pushkin, poetry, russia, literature, history, eugene onegin, boris godunov, bronze horseman
8. The Most Beautiful Village in Russia
By Paul E. Richardson

Last week tiny Kinerma was named as this year's "most beautiful Russian village." As it turns out, Kinerma was a stop on The Spine of Russia project...

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Tags: Karelia, village, history
9. Alexander Nevsky: Russia's Hero
By Eugenia Sokolskaya

Who is Russia's greatest hero? According to Russians, it's Alexander Nevsky, a military commander and ruler from the thirteenth century. And what did Alexander do that made him worthy of that honor? He took part in Russians' favorite historical activity: repelling German invaders.
 

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Tags: alexander nevsky, history, germans, war
10. Socialist Realism and Potatoes: The Dmitry Furmanov Story
By Alice E.M. Underwood

Writer and commissar Dmitry Furmanov died 90 years ago. If you don’t recognize his name, it may be because he’s better known for his character Vasily Ivanovich Chapayev, a Red Army commander who achieved victory via potatoes. 

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Tags: 1934, russia, civil war, russian civil war, film, movies, stalin, chapaev, furmanov, 1923, potatoes, history, military

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