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A crazed man defacing the famous painting of Ivan the Terrible and his son is but the latest twist in the ongoing debate about the role of Ivan the Terrible in Russian history.
The latest news, trends, and event from all over Russia.
Things worth knowing on the travel front.
After President Putin was reelected there was a government reshuffling. But very little new blood.
Since the Bolshevik Revolution struck, Russia has had a particularly cursed experience with the month of August.
These days, if you are reading Russian periodicals in order to improve your Russian language skills, you are getting lots of practice in ways to lie.
This issue's Uchites looks at some familiar proverbs and helps you learn them by matching them up to rough equivalents in English.
An office worker gives up his job to walk all 3,645 kilometers of Europe’s longest river. This is his story.
The life of a beloved princess changed immeasurably when her husband, an heir to the Russian throne, was murdered by terrorists.
If these walls could talk. The history and horror of one of the most epic construction projects of the Soviet era.
The idea of separate and competing government powers may have found its first expression in a constitution composed in 1710, in Ukraine.
Long before seasonal eating, kombucha, kimchi and other such things became a fad in the US, they were popular and well known in Russia. For the recipe we feature sour cherry vareniki (mmm!).
In which we review books on empire and disasters.
A short look at one very avid football (soccer) fan, who rode his bike all the way from Egypt to Russia for the World Cup.
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