One of the most impressive explorers in Russian history died on the shores of Lake Issyk-Kul, in present-day Kyrgyzstan. But, of course, there is much more to the life and story of Nikolai Przhevalsky.
Sakhalin Island and the Russian Far East are home to one of the world’s most vital wild salmon populations, supplying nearly 20 percent of the North Pacific’s catch. Yet it is also in grave danger.
History would have been much different if Queen Elizabeth had accepted a proposal from Ivan IV in the sixteenth century. Nonetheless, London today bears the stamp of centuries of Russo-British interaction.
Readers of a publication called Russian Life may wonder why there is a picture of Kyrgyzstan on the magazine’s cover.
Readers comment and correct.
All the news that fits from all across Russia.
Demonstrations and violent clashes with the authorities seem to be on the rise, particularly around environmental issues.
The latest from the travel front.
Born 110 years ago, the poet Sergei Yesenin has repeatedly been the subject of a poetic personality cult.
One hundred years ago, on October 17, 1905, Tsar Nicholas made what turned out to be an ineffective attempt to bolster democracy and save his throne.
Where we look back and the now infamous incident of Khrushchev's shoe and the UN General Assembly.
Where we consider Moscow's summer heat wave and its impact on language.
Until a few months ago, Kyrgyzstan was just another quiet, corrupt, post-Soviet republic in Central Asia. But behind the curtain of obscurity, more challenging issues were simmering. Then, this past spring, things really started to get interesting.
Once the Romanovs’ summer home, Pushkin is a sleepy suburb of St. Petersburg with a storied history. And, thanks to the presence of royal palaces, it is also one of Russia’s most touristed towns.
Reviews of the books "When They Come for Us We’ll Be Gone" (Gal Beckerman), "The Holy Thief" (William Ryan), "Guardians" (Andy Freeberg) and "The Littlest Enemies" (Deborah Hoffman, trans.) and the two films "Miss Gulag" and "The Concert".
There is a catechism that dominates American discourse on Russia today, any many of its underlying assumptions are unsupported by facts, figures or statistics.
The eighth edition of our Uchites language insert, sponsored by Russkiy Mir Foundation, uses the life and poetry of poet Sergei Yesenin to explore word roots, verb aspects, word endings, the prefix/preposition "po", and more. Two recordings are also available online.
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