Russian Life Magazine

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

Nov/Dec 2016

November/December 2016

In the final issue of our 59th year, we feature stories on the Kremlin garage, sheep counting in Siberia, Moscow's revamp, and all the usual departments.
Sep/Oct 2016

September/October 2016

This issue covers everything from the Olympics to Russia's Trump Love, from a trek across Siberia to a historical dispute about art and a visit to a unique artistic village.
July/Aug 2016

July/August 2016

The July/Aug issue of Russian Life looks back at the 40th anniversary of the publication of The Russians, visits the most beautiful village in Russia, and retraces a Gulag escape. Among many other things.
May/June 2016

May/June 2016

This issue of Russian Life travels from Baikal to Nikel, from Bulgakov to hockey, with tsars, legionnaires and prisoners in between.
Mar/Apr 2016

March/April 2016

The March/April issue of Russian Life features two stories on restored sailing ships, a photo feature on Old Believers that have returned to Russia, a history of modern dissent, and a ride on the BAM railway. Plus all the usual departments.
Jan/Feb 2016

January/February 2016

The first issue of 2016 covers everything from tiger hunters, to photographers, dating Russians, and Nikolai Gogol.
Nov/Dec 2015

November/December 2015

Where we look at some of the ties that have bound Russia to Europe in the past, from saving Swiss independence, to the Italians that built Moscow, to Russian poetry.
Sep/Oct 2015

September/October 2015

This issue of Russian Life looks travel in many guises: Russian expats in India, the Chinese travel boom, traveling to a hidden gulag, unusual bus stops, and a side trip to Georgia.
July/Aug 2015

July/August 2015

Baseball in Russia * New Crime and Punishment translation * Remote Northern Village * Russians traveling abroad * Trotsky Revisited * Baltic Annexations * Founding of Vladivostok * Yaroslav the Wise * 1905 Revolution * Language of Weather * Summer Shchi * Summer Reading * Faberge * Valaam Mozarella


May/June 2015

May/June 2015

This spring issue has feature stories that run the gamut from southern minorities to Siberian punk rock, from reclaiming a forest terem to searching for gold in Chukotka. Dig in, this is going to be good!
Mar/Apr 2015

March/April 2015

This issue covers everything from the controversial movie Leviathan to a tasty soup, from new travel restrictions, to the language of war, a misunderstood writer, and stolen brides.
Jan/Feb 2015

January/February 2015

This issue of Russian Life covers everything from the history of Red Square to Boris Pasternak, Borshch, being born in 19th century Russia, a photo essay on Crimea and short-form idioms.

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