Cover: Asya Lisina
Known as “Russia’s Tibet,” the Altai region is vast, unpeopled, and brimming with energy centers.
Scouting has had a long and complicated history in Russia. And, not surprisingly, it gets a bit political.
Vladimir left the big city to set up a farm in rural Lipetsk Oblast. And he doesn’t regret it one bit.
How do you win over the village beauty who has a thing for animals? Kolya is determined to find out.
Is Russia somehow different from other nations, or is it just like any other?
In the public mind, Russian forests have always been an unlimited resource. Not any longer.
News on travel, protests, Balashikha, a crooner, and the growing loan bubble.
An excerpt from Benson Bobrick’s new book, a memoir of his life and work as a writer.
An excerpt from the new translation of a novel by Karolina Pavlova (1807-1893), translated by Barbara Heldt.
Our collection of interesting social, political, and economic data in this issue.
Among “the Terrible’s” unfortunate wives, Maria Temryukovna, his second, is an interesting case.
On September 28, 1989 – just a few months after Boris Yeltsin's triumph at the Congress of People’s Deputies – the police found a muddied and wet Yeltsin near a dacha community outside Moscow.
On the 80th anniversary of the start of World War II, we review the final events leading to its outbreak in 1939.
On the language of fall and a changing climate.
In this issue's language learning page, we consider Russian songs about trees.
Mushrooms have always been a part of the Russian diet, going back to ancient times,
A telling photo from Voronezh's Central Market.
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