Why did Stalin stubbornly ignore mounds of intelligence and repeated warnings from his top generals that Hitler was preparing to invade the Soviet Union in June 1941?
One of the most important fronts in the Great Patriotic War was the one in the forests, villages and fields behind enemy lines – where partisans took on the German War Machine.
Sixty years ago, the spring of 1945 dawned with hope for a new era, an end to World War, a return to music and dancing...
Just north of Chita, in Siberia, is a little-known and rapidly diminishing nomad people, the reindeer-herding Kalar Evenks.
Three thoughtful young female singer-songwriters reflect the aspirations, moods and emerging worldview of Russia’s youth.
Generally speaking, each issue of Russian Life contains about 30,000 words, or around 20-30% of a slim novel.
Readers comment and correct.
All the news that fits from all across Russia.
The latest from the travel front.
Dates and anniversaries that coincide with this spring's issue.
A biography of the amazing performer, whose clowning and shows are like no other.
He discovered the link between white blood cells and the body's natural protection against pathogens, and it won him the Nobel.
In honor of the 60th anniversary of the end of World War II, we look at how war language has infiltated the civilian argot.
Russians have a special bond with mushrooms that is not paralleled in the West. In this issue, a special recipe for mushroom-stuffed eggs.
Book reviews of Spy Handler, Running with Reindeer, Five Empresses and War in the Wild East. Links are provided here for purchasing these books online.
An obituary and tribute to one of the greatest Kremlinologists ever, George F. Kennan
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