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November 9

By Tamara Eidelman

Everyone in Russia knows the great writer Ivan Turgenev, whose 200th birthday is today, and they make his acquaintance in three stages. 

November 9

By Ivan Turgenev

An excerpt from First Love, which Turgenev called his most autobiographical novel, tells the story of a sixteen-year-old boy’s infatuation with an older girl.

November 8

By Irina Bukharin

Ever wonder what we don’t publish? Well, here it is. The scraps on our cutting room floor, and last week’s fourth-best story – all collected in one wonderfully semi-interesting pl...



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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.

February 26

Mikhail Pletnev conducts the Russian National Orchestra during its February 2019 tour across the US. This concert in Palm Desert, CA features works by Rachmaninov.

THROUGH February 10

The exhibition From Non-Conformism to Feminisms: Russian Women Artists from the Kolodzei Art Foundation is a selection from the Kolodzei Collection of Russian and Eastern Euro...

February 12

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



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.

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.

November 18

By Letitia Rydjeski

America is a land built by immigrants. We researched famous Americans with Russian roots and offer this compilation.

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...



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