The masters of Russian and Soviet animation rank among the world's greatest artists of the genre. But not many outside the industry know their names or have ever seen their work.
Many consider his lyrics to be the best ever written in Russian. On the 200th anniversary of Tyutchev's birth, we offer a tribute.
It was, for a time (a millenium or so ago) Russia's capital. But that title passed to another, helping to preserve a bit of the history of this idyllic, 1250-year-old northern town.
His art was a Volga thing, a devil-may-care, reckless thing, full of sun and music, with fairs and farces, troikas, traktirs and banyas, samovars from Tula and trays from Zhostov -- it was motley as lubok and as subtle as a Flemish painting.
In the remote, open landd southeast of Lake Baikal, beyond typical tourist itineraries, where Genghis Khan once roamed, live most of Russia's 370,000 Buryats. We decided to pay them a visit.
Just how important is Russia in the world?
Readers comment and correct.
The latest from the travel front.
All the news that fits from all across Russia.
An update on the latest power shifts and shiftiness in the Duma campaign.
Where we offer a ground's eye view from Chechnya, during this fall's less-than-contentious election there.
Vladimir Gilyarovsky, or Uncle Gilyai, as he was affectionately called, was a living legend. Even today, 150 years after his birth, this journalist, poet and writer of prose is widely revered.
Short takes on some historical dates with anniversaries during this issue's publication period.
Saint George was returned to the Moscow coat of arms by mayoral decree ten years ago, on November 23, 1993.
Where we explore the language of drink and drinking in Russia.
An exploration of Russian food in Turkmeninstan and Turkmen influences on Russian food. The featured recipe is Baked Stuffed Pumpkin.
In the second installment of Ilya Stogoff's travels in the Russian Far East, the author explores the steamy side of Kamchatka.
What won't the political candidates for the Duma promise to get elected?
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