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1. Meet Four Russian Centenarians
By Paul E. Richardson

One hundred years ago, in 1917, Russia was wracked by revolution, famine, foreign war, and domestic unrest. And yet, throughout 1917, babies were born, lives were started. 

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Tags: history, women, 1917
2. Our Next Big Thing
By Paul E. Richardson

We are excited to announce our next big project: Time Travel! And we'll document it with a book and a movie!

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Tags: books, history, 1917
3. Blogging Bears, Ivan the Terrible Rapper, and a Blob
By Alice E.M. Underwood

A polar bear travels the world, a historian serves up the Rhyme of Troubles, the Kremlin gets a new alien, and Presidents Putin and Trump get along by the skin of their teeth. 

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Tags: russia, travel, bear, history, zhdun
4. Happy Birthday, Vodka! 10 Shots of Trivia
By Alice E.M. Underwood

In 1865, vodka joined bears and matryoshkas as an eternal symbol of Russia. Here's how it happened, plus nine trivia tidbits on Russia's most beloved, harmful, and historical libation. 

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Tags: russia, vodka, history, smirnoff
5. 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
6. 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
7. 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
8. 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
9. 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
10. 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

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