Cover: Oleg Ponomarev
The veneration and preservation of nature are at the root of Mari culture. We get a unique inside look at their most sacred annual ritual of worship.
When you are deep in the woods, enjoying a day of raspberry picking with friends, anything is possible.
Two hundred years ago, the first sighting of Antarctica was recorded – by a Russian expedition. The author retraces the expedition’s steps, and not without hiccups.
We have all had to experience some unplanned isolation during the pandemic. So we decided to visit some Russians who have long been living isolated lives.
At a time when international travel has come to a screeching halt, I can think of little better service our magazine can provide than to take readers to far-flung places.
A new series has taken Russia by storm this summer. Set in a provincial Caucasian town, Chiki (Chicks) is about four girlfriends trying to escape their lives as sex workers and launch a fitness club – the first in the area.
News, quotes, and tidbits from all around Russia.
Some statistics to illustrate recent trends in Russian society.
When Tolstoy started Anna Karenina, he was forty-four. He guessed that he would finish the novel, conceived as only a novella, in two weeks. Anna Karenina took him more than four years.
The Great Stand on the Ugra River, a confrontation in the autumn of 1480, has come to be known as an emblematic moment in Russian history. Yet things are not always what they seem.
Looking back at the life and work of the legendary filmmaker, and how views of him have changed over time.
How a progressive regiment was crushed by a single, petty man.
Some linguistic tips on how to be a good dinner guest.
A look at avian idioms and phrases you will find useful in helping your Russian take flight. (Meanwhile, brush up on your bird names here.)
We review Good Citizens Need Not Fear, by Maria Reva, and Fandango and Other Stories, by Alexander Grin.
A perfect recipe for fall, apple fritters, is offered with two variants.
What unites Khabarovsk and Minsk?
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