Russian Life Magazine

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

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.
Nov/Dec 2014

November/December 2014

Berlin Wall 25 Years After, Lenin Kitsch, The Museum of All Things, Translator's Memoir, Villages Preserved from Time
Sep/Oct 2014

September/October 2014

This fall, we turn our attention to the Moscow Zoo, Russia's second most famous poet, wolves in Siberia and street photographer, among other things.
July/Aug 2014

July/August 2014

Russia on the Eve of WWI • Spas in Russian Culture • Ukrainian Street Artists • Male Kissing • Holy Spring of Iskitim • Dacha Language • Forbidding Smoking and Foul Language • Cold War in Space • Ilya Repin • Solzhenitsyn • War Invalids • Mustard • Smolensk • Melon Preserves


May/June 2014

May/June 2014

Elusive Wild Tulips • Mysterious Local Church • SciFi Excerpt • The Northern Sea Route • From Orphans to Paralympians • Russia's Eiffel Tower • Unanimous Russia • Mikhail Glinka • Berlin Blockade • Independent Press Begone • Volga River Mousse • Survival Ukrainian


Mar/Apr 2014

March/April 2014

Terror and Art (Pavel Korin) • Chasing Nabokov • Mysterious Folk Art • A Secret UK Bunker • World's End ~ A Trip to Distant Yamal • Linguistic Hats • Russians in Paris • The Birth of Subbotniki • Karelian Pies • Spy Thrillers, Memoirs, Hobbits and a Crossword, and much more.


Jan/Feb 2014

January/February 2014

Russia Olympic Chances • Moscow 1980 vs. Sochi 2014 • The Skating Pair that Started it All • What to Do in Sochi After the Games • Ukraine Between Russia and a Hard Place • Dmitry Mendeleyev • Looking Back at 1914 • Banya Language • Cod Recipe


Nov/Dec 2013

November/December 2013

Joining the army, fighting for Navalny, Russian Chicago, a children's railroad, a poet turned historian, a visit to the "stolby" on the Lena River and so much more.

Sep/Oct 2013

September/October 2013

Why Babushkas Matter • Why Russians Don't Run • Battle of Nations • 10 Tips for Edward Snowden • Death Mask Secrets • Western Small Businesspeople in Russia • Dostoyevsky Under Fire • Sino-Soviet Split • Catherine II's Hospital • Souffleed Baked Apples • Spy Language


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