Russian lacquered miniatures came to fruition in the Soviet era--skilled icon painters' adaptation of a centuries-old art to new, secular reality. Collector and expert Cherry Gilchrist offers a fascinating look at the history of this art form, plus offers useful tips on how to buy top-quality miniatures.
There is no more recognizeable symbol of Russia than the colorful cupolas of St. Basil's Cathedral. Andrei Yurganov takes us on a tour through the legendary history of the famous church on Red Square.
This is the sixth article in our series: 100 Young Russians to Watch. In this issue we present seven notable individuals—from an alpinist turned preservationist to an editor to an outstanding oboist ... All personify the sort of excellence and hope which embody a positive Russian future.
Sixty years ago, the Battle for Moscow marked a turning point in World War Two. For the first time, the Nazi blitzkrieg was halted.
The September 11 terrorist bombings have changed everything, including, it seems, the nature of the US-Russian relationship. Russian Life talked with a Russian opinion leader to gauge what the future may hold.
Through a confluence of events, it turned out that this issue of Russian Life, which marks the magazine’s 45th year, is about some of the “icons” of Russian culture.
Readers comment and correct.
The latest from the travel front.
All the news that fits from all across Russia.
Dates and anniversaries that coincide with this winter's issue.
German invasions of the Russian language.
Roast goose with apples is the holiday dish recommended this year.
In this issue we review: "The Complete Works of Isaac Babel," "Valery Gergiev and the Kirov: A Story of Survival," "The Logic of Economic Reform," "Without Vodka," and the annual otrivnoy calendar "Martianoff's 2002 Calendar."
Russian Life is a publication of a 30-year-young, award-winning publishing house that creates a bimonthly magazine, books, maps, and other products for Russophiles the world over.
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