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11. The Road Ahead

People often ask me what lies ahead for Russia. This question always surprises me. It suggests that people think historians are part prophet, as if knowing a lot about the past means you can predict the future.

Tags: navalny, democracy, history, elections, reform
12. At Home with Dostoyevsky

If, for some reason, you ever find yourself in the small town of Staraya Russa, be sure to check out Dostoyevsky's summer house.

Tags: literature, museums, history, dostoyevsky
13. Quote-Unquote Eternal Flame

Due to a gas shortage, one former Soviet city has been forced to shut off a war memorial: an "eternal" flame that was never supposed to stop burning.

Tags: world war ii, war, history, monument, eternal flame, moldova, gas
14. Biopics: Monarchs, Heroes, and Their Fans

Eleven recent biopics highlight fascinating histories of Russians of ages past.

Tags: biography, russian revolution, Ivan the Terrible, movies, history, film
15. Kremlin Finally Gets Around to Clearing Out Old Basement

Archaeologists have just completed digging through layers of cultural strata in the middle of the Kremlin, unearthing some interesting finds they totally forgot were down there.

Tags: art, culture, Moscow, kremlin, history, archaeology
16. Follow the Money

Russia's independent press faces innumerable pressures. Former Russian Life Editor Mikhail Ivanov (1995–2003) describes how economic issues have long plagued the Russian media system.

Tags: russian media, history, 1990s, media market, funding, economics, economy, capitalism, media, journalism
17. New York, Back on the Map

After sixty years of going by another name, New York, Ukraine, is back in action.

Tags: Ukraine, new york, communism, history, cities
18. Which Russian Metropolis is Right for You?

Are you a Moscow Maniac or a Petersburg Patrician? It's time to take a side!

Tags: literature, art, history, travel, st. petersburg, Moscow
19. The Past in the Past: Reading a Book about Soviet Archaeology

A sixty-year-old Christmas present reveals how Soviet archaeologists perceived their craft.

Tags: soviet era, ussr, hermitage, history, archaeology
20. A Memory Battle for Lubyanka Square

The hoopla surrounding a new monument at a controversial location in central Moscow highlights the importance of history for Russia – and ourselves.

Tags: city life, Moscow, history, memory

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