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The largest country on Earth, the Russian federation has a knack for keeping up the larger-than-life vibe. The opulent imperial palaces, stark Soviet architecture, and ornate churches are landmarks in the biggest cities: Moscow and St. Petersburg. In the west, the towns in the Golden Ring have preserved churches and kremlins dating back to the the 12th century. The surprisingly subtropical Black Sea coastline is dotted with beach towns, and ski-friendly mountains span the country, from Sochi (2014 Olympics, anyone?) to Western Caucasus. We have tips for living and working in Russia, from conquering the paperwork to getting your tongue around the language. We have Trans-Siberian tips, foodie field guides, and essays on race issues in Moscow. Don’t worry, we have vodka tips too.

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Russia Articles
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What NOT to do in Moscow

by Jenna Makowski

Brutal hail storm sends people running for cover on Russian beach [VID]

by Katka Lapelosa
1

To understand what’s really happening in Ukraine, follow the gas lines on this map

by Katie Engelhart
2

How to pull a car out of a lake – Russian style

by Rory Moulton

Massive aurora borealis caught on film in Russia

by Matt Hershberger
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Why are we giving world sporting events to Russia, China, and Qatar anyway?

by Matt Hershberger

What it’s like to be gay in Russia

by Anne Hoffman
2

Mapmakers at odds over where to put Crimea

by Rory Moulton
2

How my poor Russian language skills got me out of paying a bribe

by Eytan Levy

New Pussy Riot music video includes footage of beatings

by Carlo Alcos
6

18 appalling examples of Sochi being totally unprepared for the Olympics

by Carlo Alcos
1

The most compelling reason to ignore the Sochi Olympics might be this video of gay men being beaten

by Carlo Alcos
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These Olympic uniforms are so ugly, even the US State Department warns athletes not to wear them

by Katka Lapelosa
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We all know their stance on LGBTQ but these guys explain why Mother Russia is super gay

by Carlo Alcos
1

The 5 stages of enduring a Russian winter

by Jonathon Engels

BBC Winter Olympics trailer totally ‘wins’ before the games even begin

by Katka Lapelosa

This guy knows how to take a dull job and keep it entertaining

by Alex Scola
1

Russian man proves he has an “anus of concrete”

by Matt Hershberger
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