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An exhibition of photographs by Alain de Lotbinière. The 26 images were taken during the course of several trips to Northern Macedonia, Serbia, and Russia, as well as during visits to sites in Turkey and Egypt.
Russian-speaking guides conduct tours of the museum's highlights every Monday at 11 am.
The joint work of the well-known Moscow-born American artists Vitaly Komar and Alexander Melamid, who worked together from 1972 to 2003.
Russian-language tour exploring our collection in depth, second Sunday of each month at 1 pm. Free, reservations required
Think you know your vodka? Take this True/False quiz (just 12 items) about Russians and their vodka and see if you are right about that...
The body of Joseph Stalin was removed from the mausoleum on Red Square on October 31, 1961. It may not be as spooky as Halloween, but the former leader still haunts Russia today.
On this, the occasion of the great writer's 200th birthday, we offer some links to stories we have published about him over the years, as well as some cool videos. Happy reading and viewing!
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.
A lovely short film on Brighton Beach's Your Highness Babushka Beauty Contest.
Russian Life is a publication of a 30-year-young, award-winning publishing house that creates a bimonthly magazine, books, maps, and other products for Russophiles the world over.
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