May/June 2019

Features in this Issue

Making His Mark Among the Living

Forced to retire from the entertainer’s life at an early age, Victor turned the world into his stage.

Pushkin is a Meme

In which an artist tries to get out of a job illustrating a brochure and ends up getting sucked into a Pushkin meme vortex.

Pushkin Was Here (Perhaps)

“Pushkin is our everything,” Russians like to say. And sometimes it seems like he was everywhere.

Someone Else's Granny

Even when you do a good deed, you need to pay attention, or you may chart a new road to humility.

The Life and Death of the Thick Journal

There was a time when literary journals ruled Russian intellectual life. That time has passed.

Lake Koyashskoye

On the eastern tip of Crimea is a mysterious, salty lake. We take you there.

Russians on the Border

Nestled up against the US border with Canada there is an unusually high concentration of Russian-
Americans. This requires some investigation...

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