The game goes on? Source: Ahmad Masood / Reuters
This long read examined the legacy of Russia’s involvement in Afghanistan through words, pictures and videos
Drawing by Konstantin Maler
This opinion text explored the way pop culture influences the way Russians see Americans, and vice versa.
Many of hipsters now instagram their look with a carpet on the wall at the background as a funny 'old-school' tradition. Source: PhotoXpress
If you wondered why Russians hang rugs on the wall, this text is for you
Alexander Solzhenitsyn gives his first news conference in the West since being expelled from Russia, calling for a campaign of passive resistance to Communist rule and ideology, at his home in Zurich, in November 16, 1974. Source: AP
As the tensions between Russia and Ukraine exploded, we took a look back at the words of one of Russia’s most famous dissidents, who almost predicted the conflict.
Sergei Dovlatov lived in New York from 1979-1990. In his apartment on 63rd Drive he wrote his most famous books. Source: Persoval archive
A grassroots campaign by fans of Sergei Dovlatov made his name the first of a Russian writer on a New York City street sign rather than Tolstoy or Chekhov
All foreigners are afraid of traffic jams in Moscow, but few are aware of an online service that shows the current state of the roads in real time. Source: Lori / Legion Media
Ever considered living in Moscow? This text will help convince you.
A Russian soldier with an Araldo accordion is posing with an American G.I. during a meeting of soldiers from both armies in Torgau, Germany, 26th April 1945. Source: Ullstein bild / Vostockphoto
Even in difficult geopolitical times, the U.S. and Russia found a way to put aside their differences to assist in the recovery of the remains of lost World War II soldiers.
Many Russians rely principally on television as their news source. Source: RIA Novosti
RBTH took to the streets and the blogosphere to go behind the reporting of the MH-17 tragedy and see what Russians thought happened to the plane.
David Duchovny: 'You have something to be proud of'. Source: YouTube
The former X-Files star wasn’t afraid to embrace his Russian heritage when he decided to film an ad for Sibirskaya Korona beer
The video filmed by Russian parody duo “Bonya and Kuzmich” has scored over 2 million views on YouTube. Source: YouTube
And the Russian internet never fails as a source of laughs. Check out this video spoof that went viral.
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