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Baptism of the Christ

Baptism of the Christ

Russia has its own way of marking Twelfth Night (Ephiphany). But as a Christian holiday it misses the mark.
The Tsarina's Pen

The Tsarina's Pen

Catherine the Great was a prolific letter writer and her missives offer a uniquely intimate view of her personal life and political development (to say nothing of her humor and passion).
A Legendary Glutton

A Legendary Glutton

“Grandfather” Ivan Krylov was widely known for his gargantuan appetites and for the dinner parties regularly thrown in his honor. Our recipe for Ukha should satisfy.
The Visitation

The Visitation

In 1947, on the 17th day of February, one of the largest meteorites to strike the Earth in the twentieth century fell in the Russian Far East. Its landing site was a perfect spot from which to watch the Geminid meteor showers.
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Russian National Orchestra in Concert
February 20, 2019

Russian National Orchestra in Concert

Lincoln Center - David Geffen Hall | New York, NY

Kirill Karabits conducts the Russian National Orchestra during its February 2019 tour across the US. This concert features works by Rachmaninov, with Mikhail Pletnev on piano.

Russian National Orchestra in Concert
February 22, 2019

Russian National Orchestra in Concert

Center for the Performing Arts | Carmel, IN

Mikhail Pletnev conducts the Russian National Orchestra during its February 2019 tour across the US. This concert in Carmel, IN features works by Rachmaninov.

Russian National Orchestra in Concert
February 23, 2019

Russian National Orchestra in Concert

Hancher Auditorium | Iowa City, IA

Mikhail Pletnev conducts the Russian National Orchestra during its February 2019 tour across the US. This concert in Iowa City, IA features works by Rachmaninov and Prokofiev.

Pop-up Makerspace: Plastics!
February 19, 2019 to February 24, 2019

Pop-up Makerspace: Plastics!

Museum of Russian Icons | Clinton, Massachusetts

Recycle your used plastic (milk jugs, yogurt containers, plastic bags, anything that can be repurposed) and create a work of art at the same time.This edition of the Museum's Pop-up Makerspace encourages children and families to find a second purpose for their single-use plastics that would otherwise end up in a landfill.

Russian National Orchestra in Concert
February 26, 2019

Russian National Orchestra in Concert

McCallum Theatre | Palm Desert, CA

Mikhail Pletnev conducts the Russian National Orchestra during its February 2019 tour across the US. This concert in Palm Desert, CA features works by Rachmaninov.

Russian National Orchestra in Concert
February 27, 2019

Russian National Orchestra in Concert

Granada Theatre | Santa Barbara, CA

Mikhail Pletnev conducts the Russian National Orchestra during its February 2019 tour across the US. This concert in Santa Barbara, CA features works by Rachmaninov.

Russian National Orchestra in Concert
February 28, 2019

Russian National Orchestra in Concert

Segerstrom Concert Hall | Costa Mesa, CA

Mikhail Pletnev conducts the Russian National Orchestra during its February 2019 tour across the US. This concert in Costa Mesa, CA features works by Glazunov, Chopin, and Prokofiev.

Russian National Orchestra in Concert
March 02, 2019

Russian National Orchestra in Concert

Mondavi Center for the Arts | Davis, CA

Mikhail Pletnev conducts the Russian National Orchestra during its February 2019 tour across the US. This concert in Davis, CA features works by Rachmaninov.

Russian National Orchestra in Concert
March 03, 2019

Russian National Orchestra in Concert

Davies Symphony Hall | San Francisco, CA

Mikhail Pletnev conducts the Russian National Orchestra during its February 2019 tour across the US. This concert in Davis, CA features works by Rachmaninov.

Smile Upon Us, Lord
February 10, 2019 to March 03, 2019

Smile Upon Us, Lord

Traveling | Multiple Cities, US

​Rimas Tuminas' adaptation of two novels by fellow Lithuanian, Grigory Kanovich, is a dreamy, ruminative, comedic road trip, centering around the parlous fortunes of Eastern European Jews at the start of the 20th century.

31st Annual Russian Festival
March 01, 2019 to March 03, 2019

31st Annual Russian Festival

Russian Center of San Francisco | San Francisco, CA

The 31st Annual Russian Festival at the Russian Center of San Francisco is a celebration of Russian food, music, song, dance and arts and crafts.

An Evening of Russian Music and Ballet
March 08, 2019

An Evening of Russian Music and Ballet

Mizner Park Auditorium | Boca Raton, FL

Featuring stars from the Russian National Orchestra and the Bolshoi Ballet. Expect an exhilarating evening of Russian ballet, including music from Swan Lake and other favorites.

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