The Russian language codifies gender inequality through, among other things, misogynistic proverbs, and far from neutral job titles. What is to be done?
A well-to-do Russian tries to bring his green new ideal to life in a Russian village. Not all goes to plan.
Alexander Razeyev spent five years researching the history of his village. He thought people would welcome his work. Surprisingly, they did not.
On this, the 300th anniversary of one of literature’s most famous fabulists, we look back at some of Russia’s greatest liars and taletellers.
As the stories for this issue coalesced, I realized that all of our long feature stories were actually about the same thing: the power of language and the elusiveness of truth.
The Museum Ludwig in Cologne, Germany, is turning a negative into a positive: breaking art world taboos by launching a major new exhibition on Russian art fakes it has unearthed within its own walls.
News from around Russia, on everything from bicycles to Bunin, from mystery graves to trolleybuses.
Catherine I finds herself at a turning point upon the death of her husband, Peter the Great.
As Europe boiled and revolutions fomented, the rulers of Russia, Austria, and Prussia granted themselves the authority to invade other countries in order to maintain calm and protect the power of the ruling monarchs.
The extraordinary life and times of one of Russia's most important doctors.
War Communism was on the ropes in the fall of 1920. What's a dictator to do?
Superstitious Russians — 99 percent of my acquaintances — believe that any високосный год (leap year) is an unlucky year. I scoffed until 2020.
Improve your language by learning some tongue twisters.
In which we review Dina Rubina's Leonardo's Handwriting, and the nonfiction book, The Pianos of Siberia.
For several generations of Russians, few things signal Christmas and New Year’s better than tangerines. So we offer a delicious holiday cake built around this fruit.
There are so many things wrong in the case of historian Yuri Dmitriev, it is hard to know where to start.
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.
73 Main Street, Suite 402
Montpelier VT 05602