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15 December 2017


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December 14

Superputin, Sly Wolves, & Censorship Stalkers

By Alice E.M. Underwood

An art exhibit proves once and for all that Putin is a superhero. Plus, World Cup counterfeits, how Russian media monitoring works, and a leopard cub.


December 9

By Paul E. Richardson

Why are Russians are such enduring villains, and what was the real intent of the election meddling campaign?

December 7

By Alice E.M. Underwood

Putin announces he'll run for president, the Olympic Committee announces Russia can't compete, and some swans announce that they want a new house. 

December 2

By Paul E. Richardson

This week's Recommended Reads for Russophiles includes a dope-master's diary, a revisiting of bus stops, and an intriguing theory about the Putin-Trump nexus.


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Featured Events

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


A violinist of supreme authority and ability, Siberian-born Maxim Vengerov will play in Kansas City after two decades away. The 42-year-old virtuoso, who made his American recital debut on the Seri...

November 28

After a 3-year hiatus, the powerhouse a cappella male quartet from Russia, the St. Petersburg Men’s Ensemble, is returning to the Museum of Russian Icons with an all-new program, for a one-ni...


Approximately 100 works drawn from the Vladimir and Vera Torchilin Collection that explore the creative responses as well as historical  trajectories of Jewish artists born, trained, or active...


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

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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...

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!

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


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