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June 24, 2015
What a Difference a Decade Makes
What a Difference a Decade Makes
By Paul E. Richardson

We will send two photojournalists – one American, one Russian – on a month-long road trip down “The Spine of Russia,” to gather the story of modern Russia, to talk to Russians about what they think about America and Americans...

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Tags: travel, us-russian relations, society
June 23, 2015
Faberge Documentary is a Jewel
Faberge Documentary is a Jewel
By Paul E. Richardson

It is nice to come across a documentary about Russia that is not all Sturm and Drang, Stalin and Purges, mafia and Putin. The story of Peter Carl Fabergé and the jewelry empire he built is a truly remarkable story, and it is the focus of this new documentary from Arts Alliance.

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Tags: Faberge, faberge eggs, Romanovs, art, history
June 12, 2015
How to Celebrate Russia Day
How to Celebrate Russia Day
By Alice E.M. Underwood

The history of Russia Day is both complicated and controversial, with its origins in the dusk of the Soviet Union. Even its name causes confusion, with only about half the Russian population correctly identifying the holiday observed on June 12. We dig in to ferret out the facts.

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Tags: holidays, russia day, june 12
May 30, 2015
Alexander Nevsky: Russia's Hero
Alexander Nevsky: Russia's Hero
By Eugenia Sokolskaya

Who is Russia's greatest hero? According to Russians, it's Alexander Nevsky, a military commander and ruler from the thirteenth century. And what did Alexander do that made him worthy of that honor? He took part in Russians' favorite historical activity: repelling German invaders.
 

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Tags: alexander nevsky, history, germans, war