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December 13

By Irina Bukharin

This week is all about the places where Russians and new cultural phenomena meet, for better and for worse.

December 6

By Irina Bukharin

This week goes intergalactic with a moon colony, two jedi masters, and several unhappy taxi drivers.

November 29

By Irina Bukharin

We have a trio of uplifting stories this week: a Russian rapper freed, a Russian beauty turned royalty, and a literal (and strange) military lift.



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The 22 heroes in this volume were all born in 1917 – Russia’s year of revolution. They lived through Civil War, Collectivization, World War II, the Cold War, and the collapse of the USSR. Indeed, their lives are a living reflection of the past Russian century, and their stories show us a side of history not available in any other resource.

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Featured Events

A few events outside Russia that are of interest to Russophiles. See the full list.

December 28

To perceive the beauty of folk art means to understand the people's soul and history not by the mind alone, but also by the heart." (Gennadi Blinov, collector of Russian folk toys). Traditiona...

THROUGH March 25

Green Lion Gallery & From Russia With Art are presenting an exhibition of etchings and other prints by some of Moscow’s leading artists.

January 19

Local artist, historian and educator Marina Forbes will host a traditional Russian tea party at the at The New England Language Center Art Gallery (16 Hillside Drive in Rochester, NH) in Rochester,...



RESILIENCE Now Showing!

The documentary film for our Children of 1917 project has been released! Watch the trailer and stream the film online now.


Featured Stories

A few of our most popular items. See all stories.

July 1

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! – que...

November 18

By Eugenia Sokolskaya

Don't be fooled: the old man with a white beard and red coat is not Santa Claus. It's Grandfather Frost! Learn how to tell the two apart with this handy list.

April 6

By Emily Kelso

In 1891, Russian Tsar Alexander III signed a document initiating the construction of the Trans-Siberian Railway. And not only is it the longest railway in the world; it's got so...



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