Often feared and even more frequently derided, the Russian State Customs Committee is slowly recovering its mettle after five years of post-soviet hardship. Our cover story peers beyond the hype, offering an exclusive, behind the scenes look at the guardians of the green channel.
The ancient and noble art of icon painting has been a part of life in Russia for eleven centuries. As Olga Listsova discovered, the creation and preservation of icons in Russia is far from a lost art. In quiet, close workshops around the country, masters of the art continue their toil.
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The latest from the travel front.
All the news that fits from all across Russia.
This short Christmas story by Andreyev was first published in 1916.
A look at recent travel books on Russia that explore travel beyond the capitals.
Brezhnevian phrases about in Russian, even today. This column sets them down for posterity.
A brief look at the impressive careers of Marshals Zhukov and Rokossovsky.
Suckling pig is a holiday delicacy in Russia. Cooking one is not an easy affair, but we get you off on the right (pig's) foot here.
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