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21 February 2018


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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. 

February 7

By Paul E. Richardson

Today, we officially put to print the book for our Children of 1917 project: Resilience: Life Stories of Centenarians Born in the Year of Revolution.


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Featured Events

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


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


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...


Considered one of the great Romantic ballets of all time, Swan Lake is a tragic good versus evil fairy-tale that is set to a score by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky.


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.

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...

August 20

By The Editors

On the Spine of Russia project, journalists Richardson and Mordasov asked over 40 Russians if they were patriots, and why. Here are some of their responses...

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.


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