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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.

July 1

By Paul E. Richardson

Online media is rife with problems, and, as a result, it largely gets Russia wrong. You can help us change that.



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 September 30

Leonid Lamm (1928–2017) was one of the most surprising and versatile artists in the history of Soviet nonconformist and contemporary Russian-American art. He was one of the first Soviet nonco...

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.



RESILIENCE Now Showing!

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


Featured Stories

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

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!

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...

July 1

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! – que...



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