Russia and Belarus

Harriman Magazine Fall 2015

The fifth issue of Harriman Magazine features a profile of our 2015 Paul Klebnikov Russian Civil Society Fellow, photojournalist Maria Turchenkova, who has been covering the Ukraine Crisis since its inception; we are thrilled to include an interview with former Ambassador to Russia Michael Mcfaul, who discusses his career, U.S.-Russia relations, his experiences in Russia, and his predictions for the future; an article about Teatr.doc, one of Moscow's last independent theater companies; a piece by the late Catharine Nepomnyashchy on Nabokov and the Detective novel, and more!

The House of Government


On the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution, the epic story of an enormous apartment building where Communist true believers lived before their destruction.


GeoHistory: Russian Identity

This month marked the centenary of the October Revolution. Much was written in the Western press about how Russia’s new identity and politics could be seen in how it chose to observe one of the 20th century’s most influential events. This month’s TV News in Russia from GeoHistory.Today looks at how Russian media covered not only the centenary, but also other major factors now forming Russia’s new identity: history, patriotism, Russia’s perceived place in the world, and how it defines the “other” (i.e., America).

Pipeline to Russia: The Alaska-Siberia Air Route in World War II

This comprehensive edition is a reminder to Alaskans and all of mankind of a remarkable chapter in the world's history, when peace-seeking nations united against evil.


Old Russia in Modern America: Living Traditions of the Russian Old Believers

Persecution by the Russian tsarist government forced Old Believers into remote and undeveloped areas, where they quietly continued to practice the old rituals, periodically moving when threats of persecution caught up with them again. Several of these groups migrated to the United States in the 1960s, settling in rural areas of Oregon and Alaska. Their obedience to pre-17th century ways places them in conspicuous contrast and often conflict to other residents of their new locations.

Soviet Daughter: A Graphic Revolution

Soviet Daughter provides a window into the life of a rebellious, independent woman coming of age in the USSR, and the impact of her story and her spirit on her American great-granddaughter.


The Future Is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia

Hailed for her “fearless indictment of the most powerful man in Russia” (The Wall Street Journal), award-winning journalist Masha Gessen is unparalleled in her understanding of the events and forces that have wracked her native country in recent times. In The Future Is History, she follows the lives of four people born at what promised to be the dawn of democracy.


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