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Art

From art to film, from music to photography.

January 7, 2017
The Good, the Bad, and the Middling
By Alexander Mozhaev

The Good, the Bad, and the Middling

A tour of ten distinctive Moscow monuments that goes a long way to summarizing the state of the art in Russia today.

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Tags: Moscow, art, monuments
December 13, 2016
Tyumen
By Yulia Sulzhenko

Tyumen

Yulia Sulzhenko takes us to her hometown, Tyumen, Siberia's western capital, and the oil and gas capital of Russia.

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Tags: Siberia, oil, Lenin, rasputin
December 5, 2016
"We invented and changed the world": A Rodchenko Art Gallery
By Alice E.M. Underwood

"We invented and changed the world": A Rodchenko Art Gallery

Photographer, painter, designer, and more, Alexander Rodchenko (born December 5, 1891) worked at the intersection of innovative art and radical politics. Here are 14 of his works. 

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Tags: Rodchenko, Russia, art, modernism, photography, Soviet Union
December 4, 2016
Abstraction Turns 150: A Vasily Kandinsky Art Gallery
By Alice E.M. Underwood

Abstraction Turns 150: A Vasily Kandinsky Art Gallery

Vasily Kandinsky was a renowned abstract artist whose shapes and colors revolutionized twentieth-century modernist art. Here are 11 of his paintings in honor of his 150th.

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Tags: Kandinsky, Russia, art, modernism, abstract, abstraction
November 19, 2016
Famous People Who Studied Russian
By Letitia Rydjeski

Famous People Who Studied Russian

Studying Russian and finding it a bit challenging? You are not alone. Check out our list of famous people who have studied Russian, and find some fellow-sufferers...

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Tags: immigration, Russians, us-russian relations
November 18, 2016
Famous Americans with Russian Roots
By Letitia Rydjeski

Famous Americans with Russian Roots

America is a land built by immigrants. We researched famous Americans with Russian roots and offer this compilation.

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Tags: immigration, Russians, us-russian relations
September 25, 2016
Listen and Learn: Shostakovich Turns 110
By Alice E.M. Underwood

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. 

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Tags: russia, shostakovich, music, composer, soviet union, ussr, stalin, classical
July 25, 2016
Vasnetsov, Painter and Planet: An Art Gallery
By Alice E.M. Underwood

Vasnetsov, Painter and Planet: An Art Gallery

July 25 is the 155th birthday of Apollinary Vasnetsov, who is both a renowned painter of medieval Russia and a fixture in the night sky.

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Tags: vasnetsov, painter, painting, art, artist, russia, history
June 28, 2016
Altai
By Ekaterina Novikova

Altai

Ekaterina Novikova shares her region, the Altai, with us through words and images.

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Tags: Altai, Siberia, travel, Katun River
June 21, 2016
Sochi
By Lesya Polyakova

Sochi

This week we travel to Russia's warmer climes. Lesya Polyakova gives us a quick tour of Sochi.

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Tags: sochi, black sea
June 16, 2016
Rudolf Nureyev's Great Leap to Freedom
By Alice E.M. Underwood

Rudolf Nureyev's Great Leap to Freedom

Ballet great Rudolf Nureyev leapt out of Soviet jurisdiction and into the wider world of Western ballet on June 16, 1961. His leap was as much a political move as a dance move.

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Tags: nureyev, ballet, art, politics, russia, soviet union, defection
June 14, 2016
Kursk Region
By Anastasiya Tsayder

Kursk Region

Anastasiya Tsayder takes us inside village living rooms and kitchens, showing a rarely scene slice of Russian rural life.

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May 17, 2016
Tver
By Olga Titova

Tver

Olga Titova takes us to Tver, a main city located between Moscow and St. Petersburg, a land of candles and goats, bridges and rivers.

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Tags: goats, mongols, Catherine the Great
May 12, 2016
Questions of Life and Death
By Mordasov and Kozlov

Questions of Life and Death

On Victory Day, Russian photographers Mikhail Mordasov and Ignat Kozlov captured images of World War II veterans and young Russians who are the same age as the veterans were when they went off to fight in the war. They asked each of their subjects two questions: "What should one live for?" and "What should one be willing to die for?"

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Tags: world war ii, photography, veterans
May 10, 2016
Nizhny Novgorod
By Mikhail Solunin

Nizhny Novgorod

Mikhail Solunin, 28, takes us on a tour of Nizhny Novgorod, at the confluence of the Volga and Oka rivers.

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Tags: Nizhny Novgorod, cities, photography, everyday
April 20, 2016
Piter's Five Must-Stroll Streets (that are not Nevsky)
By Elena Bobrova

Piter's Five Must-Stroll Streets (that are not Nevsky)

After you finish strolling St. Petersburg's Nevsky Prospect, you'll want to visit these five must-stroll streets in the Northern Palmyra, to get a feel for the rest of the city. 

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Tags: St. Petersburg, travel, tourism
April 16, 2016
A Photo Guide to Russia's Lesser-Known WWII Sites
By Mariana Noble

A Photo Guide to Russia's Lesser-Known WWII Sites

2015 marked the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. Revisit the history on this tour of St. Petersburg and Moscow's war sites – the ones you may not find in the guidebook.

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Tags: WWII, war, moscow, st. petersburg, memorial
April 6, 2016
8 Perfect Pitstops Along the Trans-Siberian Railway
By Emily Kelso

8 Perfect Pitstops Along the Trans-Siberian Railway

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 some interesting stops along the line, too.

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Tags: trans-siberian railway, siberia, tour, travel, moscow, kazan, lake baikal, irkutsk, ulan ude, mongolia, mircorp
March 30, 2016
A Tour to Nowhere (in pictures)
By Alice E.M. Underwood

A Tour to Nowhere (in pictures)

What does it look like when a whole town empties out and there’s nothing but a few decaying buildings to prove anyone lived there at all?

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Tags: russian architecture, ghost towns, monogoroda, churches, ussr, economy, abkhazia, tvarkcheli, solikamsk, monotowns, photography
March 29, 2016
Moscow
By Ekaterina Klyueva

Moscow

Ekaterina Klyueva takes us to the capital, the center of empire, a city everyone knows but no one every sees in full: Moscow!

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Tags: Moscow, architecture, urban