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July 1, 2015
War and Peace: 7 Fun Facts
War and Peace: 7 Fun Facts
By Eugenia Sokolskaya

How many characters are in Tolstoy's War and Peace? Could it have been any shorter? Did Tolstoy himself love it or hate it? Find out the answers to these – and more! – questions in this quick list of little-known War and Peace facts.

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Tags: Tolstoy, war and peace, literature
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