The Life and Death of Anna Politkovskaya

Friday, Oct. 7 marks a decade since the death of iconic Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya, who built her reputation reporting on conflict in Chechnya for Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta. An outspoken critic of the Kremlin and a human rights activist, Politkovskaya was murdered in the elevator of her Moscow apartment building in 2006. Five men were sentenced for her murder in 2014, but the person who ordered the hit has never been brought to justice.

Dancing Bears and Trump Pancakes: Russians Celebrate Maslenitsa

Maslenitsa is a traditional Russian folk festival with pagan roots that celebrates the end of winter and the beginning of spring.

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Orhan Pamuk Receives Tolstoy Estate's Literary Award in Moscow

Turkish writer and Nobel Prize winner Orhan Pamuk has been presented with the Yasnaya Polyana Literary Award in Moscow for his 2014 novel ...

Who Would You Have Been in 1917 Revolutionary Russia? (Quiz)

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Orhan Pamuk Receives Tolstoy Estate's Literary Award in Moscow

Turkish writer and Nobel Prize winner Orhan Pamuk has been presented with the Yasnaya Polyana Literary Award in ...