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Boris Yeltsin in a flurry of activity while the Duma tries to impeach him. Little did we know he would only be in office a few more months...
The political ramifications of the US bombing of Iraq, in the midst of an impeachment scandal.
On the bizarre return to politics of a Brezhnev.
Today's Russia is not exactly ripe for a baby boom, but something needs to be done to incentivize families to have children.
"Strong center -- strong regions" is the new buzz phrase in Russia. Here's why it won't work.
Russia and Latvia have had strained relations of late due to the latter country's treatment of Russians living in Latvia, and due to lost memories of WWII.
What is to be done about the declining life expectancy of Russian men?
It may be sad to see Russia's "weight" in world affairs diminished. But if that is part of the price of doing away with a system that birthed Stalin, so be it.
Recent battles for control of the hearts and minds of the Russian film industry...
The social dimensions of tennis in Russia today.
A look back at October 1997, a tumultuous month in Russian politics.
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The exhibition explores the U.S. government’s Cold War era efforts, in the 1950s, to educate Americans about what to do before an atomic attack, how to react to a sudden blinding flash, and what action to take in the aftermath of a catastrophic blast.
Susan Byrne and Bill Byrne are celebrating their Gallery's 26th anniversary this year in Middleburg with a celebration and exhibition of the vivid oil and enamel paintings of internationally-acclaimed artist Yuri Gorbachev.
Is Russia somehow different from other nations, or is it just like any other?
Catherine I finds herself at a turning point upon the death of her husband, Peter the Great.
A look at how the Jesuits, Pope Francis, and Georgetown University all share an interesting connection to Russia.
On the occasion of Pushkin's birthday, we offer a post on the challenge of translating his most famous love lyrics, "Я вас любил," with a bonus look at Innokenty Annensky's "Среди миров."
An excerpt from Benson Bobrick’s new book, a memoir of his life and work as a writer.
It is a common trope that Russians never smile. Which of course is interpreted to mean they are unfriendly, gloomy, sullen – positively Dostoyevskian. This, of course, is a complete misreading of body language and cultural norms.
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