Can the 1998 Russian Winter Olympic team repeat its 1994 performance, bringing home more gold medals than any other national team.
The poems, voice and lyrics of Vladimir Vysotsky are cherished parts of Russian culture, because they resonate with uncommon truth and depth of feeling.
Fyodor Shalyapin is one of the great operatic singers of our age. But Shalyapin was larger than life in other respects as well.
Paul E. Richardson
Maxim Gorky once called film "the Kingdom of Shadows." Sergei Eisenstein was one of the earliest kings of this realm.
At first glance, the many stories in this month’s issue might seem to have little in common. In fact, there is a common thread. Each story is about the triumph of talent and beauty amidst incredible adversity.
Readers comment and correct.
The latest from the travel front.
All the news that fits from all across Russia.
This day is special not only as the name day of all Tatyanas but also as a day on which Russian students cast their cares to the wind and celebrate. This year, the holiday will be 242 years old.
When Vladimir fell to the Mongols in 1238, it signaled the beginning of hundreds ofyears of Russian subjugation. But that was just one of the many trials in this town's long history.
Ah sports ... Here is the "mandatory program" of sports idioms and phrases.
Sour cabbage is made in many countries. But nowhere is it consumed in the quantities it is in Russia.
The tricky art of tipping in Russia today.
Recent battles for control of the hearts and minds of the Russian film industry...
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