Rachel Polonsky

Rachel Polonsky teaches Slavonic Studies at Cambridge. Her latest book is Molotov’s Magic Lantern: A Journey in Russian History. (June 2020)

Boris Kustodiev: Russian Venus, 1926

Naked Souls

Without the Banya We Would Perish: A History of the Russian Bathhouse

by Ethan Pollock

June 11, 2020 issue

The opening procession of the Sixth International Festival of Youth and Students, Moscow, 1957

When the Soviets Shimmied

To See Paris and Die: The Soviet Lives of Western Culture

by Eleonory Gilburd

A Ransomed Dissident: A Life in Art Under the Soviets

by Igor Golomstock, translated from the Russian by Sara Jolly and Boris Dralyuk

August 15, 2019 issue

A fashion shoot on a dismantled statue of Stalin, Budapest, 1990

Highly Magical History

Before and During

by Vladimir Sharov, translated from the Russian by Oliver Ready

July 9, 2015 issue

Vladimir Sorokin at the PEN World Voices Festival, New York City, May 2011

Violent, Ecstatic Russians

Day of the Oprichnik

by Vladimir Sorokin, translated from the Russian by Jamey Gambrell

Ice Trilogy

by Vladimir Sorokin, translated from the Russian by Jamey Gambrell

March 22, 2012 issue

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