Michele A. Berdy

City 10 hours ago

Pushkin House Book Prize: Let the Reading Begin

Pushkin House Book Prize: Let the Reading Begin

City 10 hours ago

If you want to read the very best new books about Russia, keep your eye on this space.

Opinion 3 days ago

No Brexit For Russia

No Brexit For Russia

Opinion 3 days ago

Rumors of a new Russian verb flew around the interwebs -- but are the rumors true?

News 5 days ago

Hopes and Fears in the Arts

Hopes and Fears in the Arts

News 5 days ago

Before last year ended, we asked a variety of people in Russian culture and the arts about the year ahead. Are they nervous or excited? Or both?

Opinion 1 week ago

Catastrophes, Geopolitical and Otherwise (Op-ed)

Catastrophes, Geopolitical and Otherwise (Op-ed)

Opinion 1 week ago

What did Vladimir Putin mean about that geopolitical catastrophe? It's still being argued over 14 years later.

Opinion 3 weeks ago

Happy New Year From Your Leader

Happy New Year From Your Leader

Opinion 3 weeks ago

What will you be doing at 11:55 p.m. on Dec. 31 in Russia? Listening to the presidential address, of course!

Opinion 4 weeks ago

Russian Words of the Dreary Year

Russian Words of the Dreary Year

Opinion 4 weeks ago

Want to know what words and expressions a panel of linguists chose as Russian words of the year? Pour a stiff one before reading.

Opinion 1 month ago

How To Dress Your Russian Holiday Tree

How To Dress Your Russian Holiday Tree

Opinion 1 month ago

A Russian primer on holiday tree decoration from an expert. No, really.

Opinion 1 month ago

The Year of Living Toxically

The Year of Living Toxically

Opinion 1 month ago

What's a toxic relationship? A toxic crowd? A toxic person? Who knows? But it sounds bad.

Opinion 1 month ago

Eat Your Grammar Spinach

Eat Your Grammar Spinach

Opinion 1 month ago

A simple query led to grammatical confusion -- among experts! If grammarians are confused, what's a poor foreigner to do?

Opinion 2 months ago

Russian Wisdom and Wiseguys

Russian Wisdom and Wiseguys

Opinion 2 months ago

In Russian being wise is good and being a wiseguy is bad. The hard part is figuring out which is which.