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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.


Daniil Trifonov collaborates with Sergei Babayan in a program celebrating music for two pianos.


The 17th Annual Russian Arts and Culture Festival is a day of family-friendly events celebrating the rich culture and heritage of the more than 500,000 members of the Los Angeles region’s Rus...


Russian Fantasy featuring Chad Hoopes, Violin, Nikolay Khozyainov, Piano, with The Symphonia, Boca Raton and conductor, Constantine Kitsopoulos


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.

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...

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!

November 19

By Letitia Rydjeski

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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