In 2005 Anton Orlov stumbled across a collection of photographs that had barely seen the light of day for 80 years. For the next seven years, he was consumed by a quest to reveal the life story of the man who built the collection.
In this first of a series where Russians write about their hometowns, we visit an industrial city west of the Urals, Izhevsk, home to Tchaikovsky and Kalashnikov.
American bees are dying from mysterious causes, putting our agriculture at risk for lack of pollinators. Russian bees might be part of a solution.
Even before the “City of Light” was the center for Russian emigration, it was the main Russian artistic outlet in the West. Today, Paris is brimming with Russian links.
In October 1867, with the stroke of a pen, Russian America became Alaska. But what happened to the Russian colonists and children of Russian colonists for whom this land was home?
The longer you do something, the more serendipity feels like inevitability.
Announcing a contest.
Having waged campaigns against street protesters and foreign-funded NGOs, the Kremlin is apparently worried about other forms of independent thought, namely researchers and intellectuals who value scientific merit above political needs.
From politics and sports to stats and quotable quotes.
Everything you need to know from the travel front.
A look at Putin's recent divorce announcement, Russia attitudes toward divorce, and how the capital is coping with the imposition of paid parking in the center.
A short piece on the young Alexander Pushkin, when he was just finding his poetic legs in the Lyceum.
Sergei Diaghilev’s fifth “Russian Season” began in Paris in May 1913.
A look back at the first person ever to perform an aerial loop in an airplane, Pyotr Nesterov.
In July 2003, the Krylya (Wings) Rock Festival was held for the fourth time at the Tushino Airfield outside Moscow.
In 1903, unnoticed by few, a little group of radicals had a meeting in London that was to alter the face of the 20th century.
Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said he doesn't mind being called "Dimon." Not very leader-like, says Survival Russian columnist Mikhail Ivanov.
Summer is a time for cool dishes. Like Okroshka. Typically made from kvass, we offer an alternative recipe for those living in the kvass desert known as America.
Where we review "Murder at the Dacha," by Alexei Bayer, "The Twelfth Department," by William Ryan and "The House of Special Purpose," by John Boyne. Also reviewed in short are a few works of both fiction and nonfiction.
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