From the Editor
Two hundred years ago this summer, Russia and the U.S. first established diplomatic relations.
Russia is a big place. A dauntingly massive place.
“So, who subscribes to this magazine of yours?”
Forcing our heads down the rabbit hole of history, we gawk in disbelief at Stalin’s phantasmagorical world of denunciations, mass imprisonments and terror.
A few years ago, I went to buy a new pair of cross-country skis at a little shop in East Montpelier (pop. 2,600). When I learned that one pair (brand name “Maverick”) was made in Russia, that was all I needed to hear.
Generally speaking, each issue of Russian Life contains about 30,000 words, or around 20-30% of a slim novel.
Russian Life is a publication of a 30-year-young, award-winning publishing house that creates a bimonthly magazine, books, maps, and other products for Russophiles the world over.
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