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February 21, 2017
Pskov
Pskov

Accomplished photographer Dmitry Markov takes us on a tour of Pskov, "Where Russia Begins."

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Tags: arctic, White Sea
February 17, 2017
Our Next Big Thing
By Paul E. Richardson

Our Next Big Thing

We are excited to announce our next big project: Time Travel! And we'll document it with a book and a movie!

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Tags: books, history, 1917
February 16, 2017
The Kremlin on Ice
By Alice E.M. Underwood

The Kremlin on Ice

Convicts carve up the Kremlin, an assassin wins a prize, and governors drop like flies. Actually, that all sounds a lot worse than what happened. Find out for yourself. 

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Tags: Russia, prison, Kremlin, Photo of the Year, politics
February 15, 2017
Spies Like Them
By Research Department

Spies Like Them

As the FBI investigation deepens into Trump-Kremlin ties, we thought it would be useful – a public service, really – to provide some handy tips on spotting Russian spies.

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Tags: spies, KGB
February 15, 2017
Kandalaksha
By Ilona Isayeva

Kandalaksha

Teacher Ilona Isayeva shares with us some of the charms of Kandalaksha, a small industrial town on the White Sea.

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Tags: arctic, White Sea
February 10, 2017
Veliky Novgorod
By Irina Mordasova

Veliky Novgorod

Journalist Irina Mordasova and photographer Konstantin Chalabov give us a tour of Veliky Novgorod, a history lover's paradise.

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Tags: Veliky Novgorod, Rurik
February 9, 2017
Buddha in a blizzard, tsar in the tropics
By Alice E.M. Underwood

Buddha in a blizzard, tsar in the tropics

A Buddhist monastery in the mountains fights one millionaire, and Kiribati's islands welcome another one. There's also exorcism, the Facebook of 1917, and general happiness. 

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Tags: russia, kachkanar, evraz, kiribati, bakov, exorcism
February 2, 2017
Blogging Bears, Ivan the Terrible Rapper, and a Blob
By Alice E.M. Underwood

Blogging Bears, Ivan the Terrible Rapper, and a Blob

A polar bear travels the world, a historian serves up the Rhyme of Troubles, the Kremlin gets a new alien, and Presidents Putin and Trump get along by the skin of their teeth. 

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Tags: russia, travel, bear, history, zhdun
January 31, 2017
Happy Birthday, Vodka! 10 Shots of Trivia
By Alice E.M. Underwood

Happy Birthday, Vodka! 10 Shots of Trivia

In 1865, vodka joined bears and matryoshkas as an eternal symbol of Russia. Here's how it happened, plus nine trivia tidbits on Russia's most beloved, harmful, and historical libation. 

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Tags: russia, vodka, history, smirnoff
January 31, 2017
Novosibirsk
By Anton Karliner

Novosibirsk

Photographer Anton Karliner explains why trains, a metro bridge, and World War II have a place in Novosibirsk history.

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Tags: Siberia