The latest from the travel front.
How safe are Russia's skies? This installment of the Practical Traveler takes an in -depth look and offers suggestions on how to travel more safely.
A look at adventure travel in Russia today, with lists of tours and firms and their offerings. Plus things to consider before "making the leap."
The pluses and minuses of taking a cruise in Russia, with listings of major cruise travel providers.
A survey of safety -- business and personal -- in Russia today. All is not what it seems. Lots of useful safety tips.
Where to get Russian-made gifts without traveling to Russia.
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Exploring the role of visual propaganda in the Communist Party’s seven-decade war against religion (ca. 1920– 1990).
The objects associated with Russian tea are tactile reminders of this important tradition and evoke warmth, home, and family.
Russian-speaking guides conduct tours of the museum's highlights every Monday at 11 am.
On view in the Wende’s West Gallery and garden, this exhibition presents work by Dutch photographer Martin Roemers from 1998 through 2009, when he captured the structural and topographic remnants of the Cold War in both the East and West over an eleven-year period.
Russian-language tour exploring our collection in depth, second Sunday of each month at 1 pm. Free, reservations required
What do radio, television, the periodic table, and helicopters have in common? Russians were involved in developing all of them – and more!
Forget vodka – dessert is the best part of Russian meals.
On October 14, 1991, St. Basil’s Cathedral was reopened after six decades. Here are five fun facts in honor of the 25th anniversary of the Cathedral’s rebirth.
Peace! Land! Bread! This was the battle cry of the 1917 October Revolution (old calendar) that changed the history of Russia and indeed the entire world. Since the time of Ivan the Terrible, the tsars concentrated on centralization of their power and control. The most common way of doing this was to take power away from the nobility, appeasing them by giving them dominion over their land and workers. This soon developed into the oppressive, slave-style condition known as serfdom.
It is a common trope that Russians never smile. Which of course is interpreted to mean they are unfriendly, gloomy, sullen – positively Dostoyevskian. This, of course, is a complete misreading of body language and cultural norms.
Why is Georgian food so popular in Russia? Turns out there's more to it than deliciousness.
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