Every revolution needs its myths. The faithful must
be inspired; successive generations must be enthused.
We explore some myths about the “Great October Revolution” that persist even now, 100 years later.
How much worse can US-Russian relations get? Don't ask.
In which readers correct us and provide feedback on the magazine.
The disappearance of Raoul Wallenberg remains just that. But need it be?
A round-up of some of the latest news from Russia.
Quotes, quips and asides spoken by those in the know (and not).
Moscow opens Zaryade, and other news from the travel front.
The recent controversy about a new film on the last tsar and the ballerina Mathilde Kschessinskaya is stirring up controversy well in excess of what one might expect.
All this year, in connection with the centennial of the 1917 revolutions, Calendar has offered readers a view of that year through the eyes of contemporaries. This issue we conclude the series with a look at what was going on in the pivotal months of November and December 1917.
A look at the evolving language of real estate in Russia.
In this issue’s Uchites, we look at verbs of motion, a bane of the Russian language student’s existence.
Galina Sergeyevna Usova is a poet and translator of English prose and poetry. For the last few years, she has been standing outside St. Petersburg’s Polytechnic Institute metro station selling her books.
A good mystery begins unexpectedly in the unlikeliest of places. And then it takes you where you never imagined. This one took the author halfway around the world and more than a hundred years back in time.
Icons have been revered in Russia for centuries, and when it comes to miracle-working icons, pilgrims will travel thousands of kilometers to seek their divine assistance.
We look at three you can find in Moscow.
As fall deepens and winter approaches, what could be better than a warm honey drink imbued with Russian history.
In which we review three books and a DVD we like. See the book reviews section for detailed reviews.
Select images from the Children of 1917 book and film project.
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