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11. The Russian Way

There are many ways to learn music, but just one 
“Russian Way,” as cellist Marianne Ide finds out.

Tags: georgia, music
12. Six Great Songs About St. Petersburg

Many Russian cities have songs about about them. Here are six of the best ones about Russia's Northern Capital – three by American artists, three by Russians.

Tags: music, St. Petersburg
By Elena Bobrova
13. Listen and Learn: Shostakovich Turns 110

Dmitry Shostakovich created classical music that spoke to modern times. Read up on his life story and listen along to some of finest works along the way. 

Tags: russia, shostakovich, music, composer, soviet union, ussr, stalin, classical
By Alice E.M. Underwood
14. Dancing diplomats and dictators' cats

Politicians are people just like us. They get millions of Instagram responses for a lost pet and do folkdances in front of world leaders. Just a day in the life.

Tags: cat, kadyrov, chechnya, zakharova, kalinka, leningrad, music, diplomacy
By Alice E.M. Underwood
15. 5 St. Petersburg Bands You Should Know

St. Petersburg (or Leningrad) has always occupied a special place in the world of Russian music. Famous for its rich classical traditions, especially at the Mariinsky Theater, in the second part of the twentieth century St. Petersburg became the epicenter of underground and experimental music.

Tags: music, rock music, st. petersburg, glasnost
By Elena Bobrova
16. I'm Vysotsky: The Legend of Russian Songwriting

Everyone in the Soviet Union knew his songs, despite constant censorship and troubles with the Soviet regime. To this day, any Russian will recognize his raspy singing voice and silly falsetto. But what was the great Vladimir Vysotsky like in person?

Tags: music, soviet union, vladimir vysotsky, bards
By Eugenia Sokolskaya
17. The Controversial Composer

The personal and professional have become increasingly intertwined in considerations of the life and work of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Music historian Richard Taruskin shows that this is nothing new – it all began shortly after the master composer's death.

Tags: music, history, tchaikovsky
By Richard Taruskin
18. Yuri Vizbor: Soviet Renaissance Man

Think you know Yuri Vizbor? Think again! Sure, you may have heard his songs, but did you know he was also a teacher? An alpinist? A journalist? A radio operator?

Tags: vizbor, songwriters, ussr, russia, music
By Eugenia Sokolskaya
19. 1980 Olympics: Songs and Cartoons

With the Winter Olympics set to kick off in Sochi tomorrow, we take a look back at the rich cultural legacy of the last Games Russia hosted.

Tags: russia, soviet union, 1980, olympics, music, cartoons
By Eugenia Sokolskaya
20. Boris Grebenshikov, a Founding Father of Soviet Rock

When the music you sing is banned, when the entire genre is identified with the enemy, how do you find the courage to keep singing? Just ask Boris Grebenshikov!

Tags: boris grebenshikov, music, russian music, russia, russian, ussr, soviet union, rock music
By Eugenia Sokolskaya

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