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Welcome to “Przekrój”!

In case you’re wondering where you are, and especially since you probably can’t pronounce the name of this website, here’s a little help—“Przekrój” (pronounced “p-SHEH-crooy”) is the oldest society and culture magazine in Poland, now available in English.

“Przekrój” Magazine brings English-speaking readers some of the best journalism from across Central and Eastern Europe, in the fields of wellbeing, art, literature, science, ecology, philosophy, psychology, and more. Take a break from the speed and intensity of the daily news and join us!

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Leo’s Last Roar
Leo’s Last Roar
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Leo Tolstoy and his wife Sophia both loved and tormented each other. How did the troubled Russian writer live his last few months?

Paulina Wilk

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The Russian Prophet of Immortality
The Russian Prophet of Immortality
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Nikolai Fyodorov believed that only resurrection of the dead could save the world. His extraordinary vision fascinated the likes of Dostoevsky and Tolstoy.

Michał Milczarek

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In the Footsteps of Russian Spirituality
In the Footsteps of Russian Spirituality
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“The Way of a Pilgrim” is a classic work of 19th-century Eastern Orthodox mysticism that charts the travels of an anonymous Russian ascetic. Its influence has also spread to the West.

Mikołaj Gliński

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You Don’t Come Here Voluntarily
You Don’t Come Here Voluntarily
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In the late 19th-century, Anton Chekhov visited the penal colony on Sakhalin island and wrote about the fate of the convicts there. What did he see?

Andrzej Kula

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All Quiet on the Eastern Front
All Quiet on the Eastern Front
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Journalist and activist Elena Kostyuchenko talks about the dangers of her investigative journalism, the new Russia, and why she will always struggle to leave the country of her birth.

Paulina Wilk

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The Nation of Many Christs
The Nation of Many Christs
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Writer Jędrzej Morawiecki talks about the myths and misconceptions surrounding Russia, as well as what led him to fall in love with the country.

Jan Pelczar

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The Siberian Spiritualist
The Siberian Spiritualist
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The emergence of Aleksandr Gabyshev – a lone shaman with Moscow in his sights – has had repercussions both for Vladimir Putin and the leaders of Russian shamanism.

Albert Jawłowski

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We Are the Future!
We Are the Future!
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Russian Futurism developed alongside Italian Futurism, yet the two art movements ultimately took different directions.

Maciej Świetlik

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Anton Chekhov, “The Dependents”
Anton Chekhov, “The Dependents”
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“At that point the old man appropriately recalled that, in the preceding night, he had dreamed of a stove, and to dream of a stove is a sign of sorrow.” An excerpt from Anton Chekhov’s “The Dependents”, illustrated by Joanna Grochocka.

Joanna Grochocka

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I Create Everything Anew
I Create Everything Anew
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The painter and theorist Wassily Kandinsky was a pioneer of abstraction in the West. His art was influenced by both expressionism and spirituality.

Małgorzata Czyńska

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