For any nation, its children are its most valuable resource. For this reason, Russian Life asked Yelena Utenkova, on the occasion of International Children's Day, to look at the state of children in Russia today. She returns with a picture at once sobering and revealing.
Russian folk wisdom has it that, the more difficult the child, the stronger you love him (or her). And so, in honor of International Children’s Day, this year’s first summer issue is dedicated to Russia’s difficult kids, greatly loved.
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The latest from the travel front.
All the news that fits from all across Russia.
Phrases and idioms you need related to children and childraising a la Russe.
The story of commander Mikhail Nikolaevich Tukhachevsky has all the makings of a Shakespearean tragedy ...
For almost all of its 600 years, the Cyril-Belozersk Monastery guarded Russia's northern frontiers, while serving as an influential religious outpost. William Brumfield recounts the monastery's long history.
Vasily Shukshin (1929-1974) was a masterful writer whose work is too little known outside Russia. Here we present an excerpt of one of his recently translated works.
In this, the fourth in our series of articles on Gary and Monika Westcott's drive across Russia, the couple visits the Republic of Tuva, best known for its postage stamps and throat-singing. But the "usual" tourist attractions are not what the Westcotts were after...
How to trace your family roots from Russia, with resource listings and interesting facts on the "waves" of Russian immigration to the US.
Svekolnik is "the other beet soup." This aristocratic soup with a delicate flavor is served cold.
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