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23 October 2018


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Russian Life Online

Each week we publish several online-only stories. To find articles of interest, use the category links above to browse past articles, or simply scan the listing of stories below. Or use the search bar below. For a crisp, weekly email update of all stories we publish each week, plus our popular (and remarkably FREE) The Weekly Russia File, use our easy signup form.

Recent Stories

October 18

By Irina Bukharin

Falling objects, family feuds, and friendly felines dominated our attention this week.

October 11

By Irina Bukharin

What’s more surprising, fake feminists or fish with bad teeth?

October 4

By Irina Bukharin

To selfie or not to selfie? That is the question, or at least one of the questions, addressed this week.


September 20

By Irina Bukharin

The weather in Russia this week was chilly with a hint of thaw, at least regarding science and political relations.

September 13

By Irina Bukharin

Climate change is destroying Russia and people still want to duel, but at least someone’s getting free pizza.

September 9

By The Editors

Today is the 190th anniversary of the great writer's birth. We thought we would share a few readings to get you in a Tolstoyan spirit.


September 6

By Irina Bukharin

Russia Weekly gets wacky with singing policemen, forbidden emojis, and flying plagues.

August 30

By Irina Bukharin

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)!

August 23

By Irina Bukharin

Falling from a Russian sky near you: airplanes, bags of money, and well-timed lightning bolts!


August 16

By Irina Bukharin

This week gives us a plethora of emotions: shame in Samara, excitement in Tomsk, and a bit of both in Moscow.

August 9

By Irina Bukharin

This is the crime-filled Russia you’ve always heard about, including a cat smuggling drugs and railroad theft.

August 2

By Irina Bukharin

Everybody receives a lift, from a stranded hiker, to the planet, to two boys who are actually doing just fine.