For the first time since 1912, and the third time ever, there will be a Russian national team at the Summer Olympic Games. Shorn of socialist ideology and a win-at-all-costs attitude to their sports, its members have an uphill struggle to maintain the USSR's supremacy of recent years.
Dachas (summer houses) are a concept held dear by most Russians--80% of the population has a dacha, and Russians put them third on their list of material priorities, behind apartments and cars. Yelena Utenkova takes a detailed look at the history and role of the dacha in Russian society.
Last year's controversial exhibitions at St. Petersburg's Hermitage museum gave attendance a new boost, and fueld hope for expansion and upgrade plans. Lisa Dickey takes a look at what's in store for Russia's greatest art museum.
This summer, as you receive your July issue of Russian Life, a small piece of history is being made to which we saw fit to dedicate our cover story.
Readers comment and correct.
The latest from the travel front.
All the news that fits from all across Russia.
A look back at the pagan holiday which was assimilated into the Orthodox tradition as John the Baptist's day.
The Solovetsky Archipelago in the far northern White Sea is an extraordinary mix. Colleen Combes braved the mosquitoes to investigate the nature phenomena, prehistoric puzzles, monastic traditions, and gulag hardships that make this remote corner of Russia so unique.
English words that have snuck into contemporary Russian usage.
Where to get bargain gift items when traveling in Moscow.
Okroshka -- the hearty Russian soup based on kvas.
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