Twenty-year-old Marat Safin is taking the tennis world by storm, not only because of the strength of his game, but also because of the strength of his character.
The Sydney Olympics held both happy surprises and amazing upsets for Russia's athletes. Here are some of the best stories.
The brisk December wind whistles past your ears as you glide across the freshly fallen snow. Step back in time and see how sleighs are making a comeback in Russia.
Widely hailed ast the greatest Russian poet of the 20th century, Alexander Blok was more than an enigma--his life and work are a reflection of the Russian soul.
Alexander Simonov is not a poet most Russophiles have heard of. But that should be no reflection on his wonderful verses.
When we study this or that great Russian writer or composer, we tend to look at them as a singular phenomenon. But none was an island.
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The latest from the travel front.
All the news that fits from all across Russia.
Events and anniversaries coinciding with November and December.
Cliches and idioms related to poets, writing and the life of writers, is the focus of this column.
The former capital of Siberia, Novosibirsk is a thriving city that the railroad made. This fifth installment in our East Across Siberia series also takes us to Tomsk and Barnaul
Vareniki with cherries -- boiled dumplings with a cherry filling, to be more precise-- is a holiday treat bequeathed to Russia from Ukraine.
We review a new CD by pianist Arcadi Volodos, and a biography of Boris Berezovsky.
The Soviet anthem is back! Brushed off and edited for a post-soviet reality, references to Stalin and Communism are gone, but there is still that faint echo...
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