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Most Recent Stories

May 28

By Yulia Bogatko

This is a short extract from a satirical book published in 1837, from which we learn: what sorts of bribes there are; why it is better to take a bribe during lunch; why gaudy is better than a bullf...

May 25

By Alice E.M. Underwood

We celebrate the anniversary of the Pioneers, explore Russia’s Generation Z, and for fun, admire a baby bear helping out in the garden. 

May 24

By Linda DeLaine

A few words about two brothers who rejected their family's wealth and became known as the Apostles of the Slavs. They never visited Russia, but they translated the Gospel into Slavonic.


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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.

November 18

By Letitia Rydjeski

America is a land built by immigrants. We researched famous Americans with Russian roots and offer this compilation.

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...