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November 16

By Tamara Eidelman

On this day 345 years ago, Alexander Menshikov was born into a poor peasant family. No one could have predicted to what heights he would rise.

November 16

By The Editors

This week, the New York Times released a well-researched, well-produced series of three videos on Russian and Soviet disinformation activities against the US and the rest of the world. Eve...

November 15

By Irina Bukharin

This week was a grab bag of jobs well done, tear-jerkers, and meta-scary stories. Buckle up!



How to Live 100 Russian Years

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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.

December 29

Traditional Russian artist and lecturer Marina Forbes will offer a unique workshop on the rich Russian folk tradition of Matryoshka (wooden nested doll) painting. The workshop is open to ...

February 15

Kirill Karabits conducts the Russian National Orchestra during its February 2019 tour across the US. This concert features works by Rachmaninov.

THROUGH March 25

Green Lion Gallery & From Russia With Art are presenting an exhibition of etchings and other prints by some of Moscow’s leading artists.



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.

July 25

By Eugenia Sokolskaya

Everyone in the Soviet Union knew his songs, despite constant censorship and troubles with the Soviet regime. To this day, any Russian will recognize his raspy singing voice and silly falsetto. But...

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...

November 18

By Eugenia Sokolskaya

Don't be fooled: the old man with a white beard and red coat is not Santa Claus. It's Grandfather Frost! Learn how to tell the two apart with this handy list.



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