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1. Why wrestle angels?

Wrestling with Angels explores how God relates to man and how man wrestles with God in order to understand life's meaning. In this curator's talk, discover the unspoken assumptions behind the icons, how the iconographer communicates these assumptions artistically and why they matter.

Tags: religion, museum, icons
2. A Place for Everything

Sorry, Bulgakov – the devil didn’t come to Moscow this time, but prizes and panties did.

Tags: cooking, prison, fashion, transport, television, putin, geography, school, devil, religion, urban, Moscow, twitter
3. St. Isaac's 4.0

Today, now that the huge dome of St. Isaac’s towers over the center of the city, not far from the granite embankment, the sumptuous Senate and Synod Building, and the iconic Bronze Horseman statue, it is hard to imagine that in its first incarnation this church was much smaller and located on the Admiralty Meadow.

Tags: peter i, religion, churches, st. petersburg, St. Isaac's
4. Estimate, Pray, Light

Both science and religion shed (northern) light on the Aurora Borealis. 

Tags: science, aurora, arctic, fairy tales, religion, kola, murmansk, north
5. Christ in the Dungeon

This fascinating wooden sculpture exhibition is running in St. Petersburg through mid-Febuary. For those who cannot visit, we offer a photo feature and notes from the curator.

Tags: religion, religious art, churches, christ
6. Baptism of the Christ

Russia has its own way of marking Twelfth Night (Ephiphany). But as a Christian holiday it misses the mark.

Tags: ice swimming, religion, orthodox church, epiphany
7. Whoosh, Bark, and Boo

This week was a grab bag of jobs well done, tear-jerkers, and meta-scary stories. Buckle up!

Tags: energy, environment, Halloween, putin, dogs, religion
By Irina Bukharin
8. The Ancient Past, the Near Future, and a Sheepish Present

Time got a little bit wibbly-wobbly and timey-wimey as Russia traveled to the future, to the past, and back to the present (and all in one week)!

Tags: siberia, religion, science, cars, kalashnikov, dagestan
By Irina Bukharin
9. Saints Cyril and Methodius

A few words about two brothers who rejected their family's wealth and became known as the Apostles of the Slavs. They never visited Russia, but they translated the Gospel into Slavonic.

Tags: religion, cyril, methodius, orthodoxy
By Linda DeLaine
10. Who Invented the Ancient Slavic Gods, and Why?

How it was that in the eighteenth century Russian mythology was trumped-up in the Western manner? Who wanted it? And where did we get Lel, Yarilo and Zimtserla? We explain everything you'd want to know about Russian fakelore.

Tags: paganism, religion, history, slavs, mythology
By Kasya Denisevich

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