July/August 2005

Features in this Issue

Unusual Imports

Oil, aluminum, precious metals and other natural resources are commonly-known U.S. imports from Russia. We went in search of lesser-known consumer imports and found some surprising items.

Saving the Desman

For 30 million years, the desman and its ancestors have lived in remote Russian lakes. But in the last few decades, its numbers have dwindled by half.

The Unhappiest Country

Some say that Moldova, part of the former Soviet Union, is the unhappiest place on Earth. Or is it?

Back in the USSR

Eastern Moldova - also known as the Transdniester Republic - remains wedded to its Soviet past.

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