January/February 2005

Features in this Issue

The Battle on the Ice

For the first time in over 100 years, the World Figure Skating Championships are taking place in Russia, home to the world’s best skaters. You won’t believe the back story...

1905: The New Year's Blizzard

One hundred years ago, Russia stood at the edge of an abyss. Problem was, no one had any idea just how deep it would go.

The Museum of Ballet

The Mariinsky Theater in St. Petersburg was Russia’s first home for ballet. And, despite some difficulties, it may still be truest to the roots of the art.

The Crimean Conference

We explore the events and debates surrounding the important Yalta Conference of 1945, with the help of an anonymous journal.

Last Mic Standing

Broadcasters free of state control are as rare in Russia as peach trees in Moscow. Ekho Moskvy Radio is a notable holdout.

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