An easy recipe for a complicated treat

An easy recipe for a complicated treat

July 24, 2014 Anna Kharzeeva, special to RBTH

Typically the Russian gingerbread known as pryaniki take a week and specialized equipment to make, but this shortcut version is a good option for home cooks

The woman behind Gorky Park’s rebirth

The woman behind Gorky Park’s rebirth

July 21, 2014 Louise Dickson, special to RBTH

When Olga Zakharova took over as director of Gorky Park in 2011, the central Moscow space was worse than uninviting – it was seedy and not a place visitors would want to linger

The final days of Russian writers: Osip Mandelstam

The final days of Russian writers: Osip Mandelstam

July 16, 2014 Yolanda Delgado, special to RBTH

Mandelstam, one of the greatest poets of the Silver Age, lived and wrote without buckling to the pressure to conform. He died like thousands of his oppressed countrymen – of exhaustion and heart failure in a Siberian camp

 Cross-seasonal cherry cake

Cross-seasonal cherry cake

July 16, 2014 Anna Kharzeeva, special to RBTH

A traditional recipe for “monastery hut” cake becomes a summer treat with fresh cherries

Writers and their wives: Together in love, work and legacy

Writers and their wives: Together in love, work and legacy

July 7, 2014 Georgy Manaev, RBTH

Behind every great man, there is a great woman, so the saying goes – and the same is true of Russian writers. Nadezhda Mandelstam, Elena Bulgakov and Marina Malich, the wife of Daniil Kharms, supported their larger-than-life husbands even during the hardest of times

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