January/February 2000

Features in this Issue

The Secret Life of a Russian Santa Claus

Alexei Pospelov takes us along on the New Year's tour of a modern day Ded Moroz (Russia's equivalent of Santa Claus).

Of Soviet Santas & Snegurochkas

This time of year, many Russians pine for the calmer, friendlier New Year's celebrations of decades past, and struggle to preserve family holiday traditions

Karl Bryullov: Russia's First Master Painter

This headstrong romantic from a long line of artists was Russia's first painter of world renown. Semyon Ekshtut traces Bryullov's life and art on the occasion of the painter's centenary.

Masha and Her Bears

Masha Makarova is one of Russia's hottest young pop stars. So what do Ireland and Iceland have to do with it?

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