If You Walk in the Woods

If You Walk in the Woods

Akademgorodok (something like “University City”) was founded in the 1950s and 1960s as the seat of Novosibirsk State University and a number of scientific institutes. Its planners strove to make it a nice place for scientists and scholars to live and work. It was and...
Crime and Punishment

Crime and Punishment

While this blog doesn’t aspire to be a clearing house for Russian news items, I couldn’t pass this one up. It further illustrates the great irony and contradictoriness of life in present-day Russia. Several weeks ago in Moscow, some members of a female punk-rock...