July 1997

Features in this Issue

Painting up a Storm

From his studio in Theodosia, the painter Ivan Aivazovsky completed 6000 works--mainly of ships and the sea. On the occasion of the 160th anniversary of this prolific master's birth, we tell the artist's life story.

What is Russia Reading?

Is Russia still the best-read nation in the world? Have Sidney Sheldon and Barbara Cartland shoved aside the classics? We look at the state of books and reading in today's Russia.

Fighting Mankind's Worst Enemy

From the "Great Fire" of 1812 to the present day, Moscow has been plagued by fires that have decimated the city and its cultural heritage. We look at the history of the men fighting Russia's fires.

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