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Fat Cats

Zarathustra is a (very) fat ginger cat who is owned (or is it the other way round?) by Russian artist Svetlana Petrova. Svetlana has become known for her online artworks which feature paintings by famous artists, embellished by the...

Photo by Misha Friedman | New York Times

To Be a Russian

Misha Friedman is a documentary photographer with a background in humanitarian work.  One of his ongoing projects is on patriotism – “what it means to be a Russian”.  Recently the New York Times published his photo essay on the...

A Good Sign

By Pat Stewart On Saturday, March 15, two weeks after Russian forces began to take control of key locations in Crimea and one day before the Crimean referendum, there was a peace march in Moscow. According to the BBC,...

Power of Goodness

Our fellow F/friends, Friends International Library, have just completed a second edition of Power of Goodness: Stories of Nonviolence and Reconciliation. This is a three-language edition in Russian, Chechen and English of stories showing love and kindness in action. ...