Soviet Arcade Games

Nikita Khrushchev, during his whirlwind tour to America in 1959, fell in love with many things. These included, more famously, corn and Richard Nixon’s car. However, when Khrushchev returned to the USSR, he brought with...

A History of Russian Holiday Cards (Pre-Revolution)

The custom of sending greeting cards can be traced back to the ancient Chinese, who exchanged messages of good will to celebrate the New Year, and to the early Egyptians, who conveyed their greetings on...

A History of Russian Holiday Ornaments

Ghosts of Holidays Past: Interview with Kim Balaschak The expat community in Moscow functions much like a smaller town in the US, where the degrees of separation between individuals rarely total more than two. So...