Russian Life Magazine

Explore past issues of the magazine. Issues published in the last year are generally available for sale as single issues.

Jan/Feb 2019

January/February 2019

Russian Life gets a makeover, and the first issue of 2019 includes features on everything from a massive meteorite strike in the Russian Far East, to a Russian poet better known than Pushkin (and who turns 250 this year), an eminent scientist whose fate turn on a badly timed joke about Stalin, and a tale of valenki in the village.

Nov/Dec 2018

November/December 2018

The final issue of 2018 includes features on the White Russian emigration, small craft makers, a village court, and searching for Tolstoy in Samara. Plus there are all the usual departments, featuring everything from cookies to cartoons this time.

Sep/Oct 2018

September/October 2018

In which we visit Kalmykia, interview a winemaker with Russian roots, look back on an explosion, and take a visit to the village for some fishing. Plus the usual departments, which in this issue cover everything from mushrooms to idioms.
July/August 2018

July/August 2018

In this issue we walk the Volga River, reveal the hidden history of Moscow's most notorious apartment building, consider a hidden history of constitutional governance, and meet an angel. And that's just the features.
May/June 2018

May/June 2018

In this issue we travel widely across time and space. From interviews with centenarians to fishing in the Arctic, from a Moscow Oasis to art commemorating veterans. And that's only the feature stories.
March/April 2018

March/April 2018

This issue covers everything from the death of Stalin to lighter than air dirigibles, from Russians who reenact battles, to female diplomats. Plus departments on everything from language and food to travel and online trends.
Jan/Feb 2018

January/February 2018

Winter Traditions, Words of the Year, Four Museums, Arctic Outpost, Cats in the Fridge, Biological Materials, World Cup Coming, Tatar Pies
Nov/Dec 2017

November/December 2017

Stories on everything from miracle working icons, to a historical mystery associated with Sergei Kirov, to a self-publishing pensioner.

Sep/Oct 2017

September/October 2017

Everything from St. Petersburg to village banyas, from journalistic freedom to Romanov toys in this wide ranging issue.

July/August 2017

July/August 2017

Saving seals, drinking beetles, homeless animal defenders and much more in this summer issue of Russian Life.
May/June 2017

May/June 2017

This spring issue takes you to Russia's southern neighbor, Georgia, as well as to Bulgakov's apartment and to a field filled with blind soccer players.
Mar/Apr 2017

March/April 2017

Tracking Leopards in the Altai * Village Tales: Nikolayev and the Cat * Hunting the Northern Lights * A Pre-Revolutionary Romanov Jewel Sale * Sergei Dovlatov in America * The Pyramid and Pashka Church * Trump in Russian * Church v. State

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