September/October 2021

Features in this Issue

Gone Fishing

You’ve not been fishing until you have explored the Volga River delta. And what better guide to take us there than the intrepid Andrei Borodulin?


The Heat

There’s no doing without hay in the village. The cows eat it, and the sheep, and the hens need loads of it for their nests. And it comes in handy for people too, when they stuff their mattresses with it and lie on them forevermore, because the scent is just marvelous.

Fate's Debt Register

In which we visit a rather unique store in the Karelian village of Vedlozero. Which of course is far more than a store.

Censored Roots: Russian Life at 65

The progenitor of Russian Life got its start 65 years ago this fall. We talk to one of its famous early editors about what it was like to write about Russia for the world in that era.

Moscow's Modernist Marvel

Sometimes the most incredible things can be hidden in plain sight. In this case, a main thoroughfare in the capital.

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