Science & Tech
How Stalin created Soviet cinema based on the Hollywood model
He was one of the first to understand the power of cinema as a propaganda tool. But movies were also a form of soft power – a way to establish trade with the U.S.
How to navigate the Moscow Metro – a brief guide
Navigating Moscow’s “bowl of spaghetti” subway system sometimes baffles even locals. We figure out how it works.
3 weird Russian travel habits
Sitting before a long journey or clapping when a plane is landing... St. Petersburg-based American writer Benjamin Davis tries to unravel some of the superstitions and traditions of traveling a la russe.
Why do Russian women fall for convicts?
These guys don't have the looks, they don't have the money, they probably don't have the charm, but for unknown reasons some ladies are falling for them. What gives?
What are the most exotic nicknames of Russian cities?
While it’s not too hard to work out what Russians mean when they talk about Piter or Novosib, finding Glasgow, Honduras, or Barneo (with an “a”) on a map of Russia is more of a challenge.
What happened to the children of the Soviet elite?
Siberians go to the beach to enjoy… ICY dunes! (PHOTOS)
Check out our Russian e-visa how-to guide
How Russia's size has become its problem
5 times Russia could have ceased to exist
St Petersburg introduces e-visas for foreign tourists
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