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July 17

By Linda DeLaine

Who really killed the Romanovs? Read about the survivors of the royal household.

July 12

By Irina Bukharin

What’s out of this world? Russia’s performance in the World Cup, a Russian cargo ship, and showers in Samara!

July 5

By Irina Bukharin

As Americans celebrate their Independence Day, Russia may have gained a new national holiday as well: the day they beat Spain in the World Cup.



How to Live 100 Russian Years

Russian Life Calendars

The 22 heroes in this volume were all born in 1917 – Russia’s year of revolution. They lived through Civil War, Collectivization, World War II, the Cold War, and the collapse of the USSR. Indeed, their lives are a living reflection of the past Russian century, and their stories show us a side of history not available in any other resource.

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Featured Events

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

THROUGH August 19

Bard's SummerScape has a Russian theme this year, and features an exploration of the life and times of the composer who played a central role in the definition of what we know as the Russian style ...

THROUGH August 26

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.

THROUGH August 5

Anton Rubinstein's operatic masterpiece Demon first premiered to great acclaim in 1871. Although performed frequently in Russia, the work remains something of a rarity in the West today. B...



RESILIENCE Now Showing!

The documentary film for our Children of 1917 project has been released! Watch the trailer and stream the film online now.


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

January 10

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 misr...

April 6

By Emily Kelso

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 so...

May 7

By Eugenia Sokolskaya

What do radio, television, the periodic table, and helicopters have in common? Russians were involved in developing all of them – and more!



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