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December 6

By Irina Bukharin

This week goes intergalactic with a moon colony, two jedi masters, and several unhappy taxi drivers.

November 29

By Irina Bukharin

We have a trio of uplifting stories this week: a Russian rapper freed, a Russian beauty turned royalty, and a literal (and strange) military lift.

November 26

By The Editors

Even today, 165 years after his birth, Vladimir Gilyarovsky - journalist, poet and writer of prose - is widely revered, especially among Muscovites.



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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.

THROUGH January 18

An exhibition of mosaic icons created in the tradition of Byzantine masters will be at the Sheen Center for Culture and Thought. Fashioned from tiny bits of glass that fit together to bri...

THROUGH January 27

The Museum of Russian Icons will be presenting Corncobs to Cosmonauts: Redefining the Holidays during the Soviet Era, an exhibition transforming the Museum's West Gallery into a Russian Winter Wond...

THROUGH December 30

Free with Admission Drop-in to the Museum's Pop-up Makerspace, inspired by the exhibition From Corncobs to Cosmonauts. Activities include daily design challenges and crafts appropriate for all ages...



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.

December 2

By Alice E.M. Underwood

What can we learn about Russia, now and throughout history, from its poetry? This month we try to find out, with help from  Read More

April 6

By Emily Kelso

In 1891, Russian Tsar Alexander III signed a document initiating the construction of the Trans-Siberian Railway. And not only is it the longest railway in the world; it's got so...

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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