National Geographic Russia in May

The May issue of National Geographic Russia magazine looks at scientists’ predictions that world hunger will increase. According to experts, the global population will reach 9 billion by 2050. What can humanity do now to cultivate twice as much food while reducing the harm that agricultural processes cause the environment?

Also in this issue:

The Seine. The Seine is the central artery of Paris, a source of inspiration for musicians, artists and poets as well as a favorite rendezvous for lovers. Its banks serve as a stage where tragedies, comedies and melodramas have played out for centuries.

Long live the oak: For more than 400 years, the Vyazovsky oak has impassively watched numerous episodes of Russian history unfold.

Dinosaurs of South Laramidia. Seventy-five million years ago, what is now the U.S. state of Utah was part of the island continent Laramidia. Recently discovered fossils indicate that a great variety of dinosaurs roamed those lands.

How ships die. On the Bangladeshi coast, workers from the poorest regions of the country and using nothing but their bare hands dismantle enormous decommissioned ocean-going vessels, often at the risk of their own lives.

The latest issue went on sale April 22.