September/October 2000

Features in this Issue

The Russian Invasion

Watch out Nashville! These seven, hypertalented young musicians from Obninsk are set to take the American country music world by storm.

Tuber or Not Tuber

The potato, a beloved staple at the Russian table, was first met in Russia with riots and superstition.

To Russia With Potatoes

In Holland, land is expensive and hard to come by. So Steven Lawtiens headed East, to grow potatoes in Russia.

125 Russophiles in Search of the Perfect Vodka

So what is this year's best vodka? Here's what 125 Russophiles at our Third Annual International Vodka Taste-Off concluded.

The Poet from the Black List

Alexander Chyorny is a poet often hidden by the shadow of Pushkin and other "greats." Yet his work deserves much more attention.

House No. 1

One hundred years ago, ground was broken for Moscow's Hotel National, a veritable institution with an incomparable view of the Kremlin.

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