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Russian-language tour exploring our collection in depth, second Sunday of each month at 1 pm. Free, reservations required
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-speaking guides conduct tours of the museum's highlights every Monday at 11 am.
The objects associated with Russian tea are tactile reminders of this important tradition and evoke warmth, home, and family.
Exploring the role of visual propaganda in the Communist Party’s seven-decade war against religion (ca. 1920– 1990).
A comprehensive listing of resources, online and off, for researching your Russian roots, courtesy of Ginny Audet.
Russia’s Ministry of Health discussed ways vodka can affect the coronavirus (spoiler alert: not much).
These eight outstanding Soviet comedies show some of what has made Russians laugh over the past century. Most are still watched today. (First in our new series on learning about Russia through its films.)
What do radio, television, the periodic table, and helicopters have in common? Russians were involved in developing all of them – and more!
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.
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!
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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