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24 February 2018


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February 22

By Irina Bukharin

Traditional celebrations like Maslenitsa are accompanied by new ones, like Chinese New Year. The party never stops!

February 15

By Irina Bukharin

A Russian national tragedy is softened by stories of a skating grandmother and small children in the snow.

February 8

By Irina Bukharin

Punxsutawney Phil ordered six more weeks of winter for the States, but the weather is getting much weirder in Russia: record-breaking snow and locusts, to start with. 


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Featured Events

A few events outside Russia that are of interest to Russophiles. See the full list.


The Wende has three exhibits running through the end of April 2018: The Russians, Cold War Spaces, and Vessel of Change.


This exhibition is devoted to a world that few people know existed and that many find hard to believe did exist: the world of the Soviet hippie movement.


The exhibition Russian Sacred Art will bring together more than fifty 19th century icons and other religious objects, drawing on a significant private American collection of icons.


RESILIENCE Now Showing!

The documentary film for our Children of 1917 project has been released! Watch the trailer and pre-order streaming access now.


Featured Stories

A few of our most popular items. See all stories.

February 6

By Paul E. Richardson

Whether you are a budding translator of Russian-English texts, are reading Russian literature in the original, or just want to improve your Russian, there are countless resources waiting for you on...

October 14

By Alice E.M. Underwood

On October 14, 1991, St. Basil’s Cathedral was reopened after six decades. Here are five fun facts in honor of the 25th anniversary of the Cathedral’s rebirth.

May 26

By Anatoly Liberman

On the occasion of Pushkin's birthday, we offer a post on the challenge of translating his most famous love lyrics, "Я вас любил," with a bonus look at Innokenty Annensky's "Сре...


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