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Living on ice, the boorocracy, profiling perps, naming cities, and where smoking holds sway.
The Freedom Factory

The Freedom Factory

The story of a real-life military factory told through monologues collected from anonymized workers, managers, and engineers. (novel excerpt)
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War and Peace: 7 Fun Facts
July 01, 2015

War and Peace: 7 Fun Facts

By Eugenia Sokolskaya

How many characters are in Tolstoy's War and Peace? Could it have been any shorter? Did Tolstoy himself love it or hate it? Find out the answers to these – and more! – questions in this quick list of little-known War and Peace facts.

Driving Down Russia's Spine
June 01, 2016

Driving Down Russia's Spine

The story of the epic Spine of Russia trip, intertwining fascinating subject profiles with digressions into historical and cultural themes relevant to understanding modern Russia. 

Events for Russophiles

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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