January 1997

Features in this Issue

The Father of Tsarism

Four hundred and fifty years ago this month, Ivan the Terrible became the first Russian ruler to hold the title Tsar. Yurganov examines the life of this talented and cruel leader and discovers that his legacy goes well beyond the founding of a 450-year institution.

Fur Without Tears

A profile of the work of designer Olga Moiseyenko, whose coats have the look of fur but are made from all natural materials.

Once Upon a Fir Tree in a Forest

A look at the role of the yolka in Russian holiday celebrations.

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