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May 10

By Irina Bukharin

This week Russians hit the streets, waterways, and air for all sorts of occasions.

May 9

By Sasha Sokolova

Artist Sasha Sokolova has undertaken a personal, artistic and cultural project to document the daily life of Russia’s remaining war veterans.

April 26

By Irina Bukharin

Featuring “poisonous” cooking oil, the finest pothole you’ve ever seen, and paper planes of protest.



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.

June 5

The Zimmerli remains open late on select dates, offering curator-led tours, live music, and opportunities to meet artists. On June 5, the event spotlights "Nevermore: Leonid Lamm, Selected Wor...

June 10

Slavyanka Chorus presents "Rachmaninoff Known and Unknown," a choral concert exploring the vast emotional and spiritual range of one of Russia's very greatest composers. 

THROUGH June 30

Russian Master Iconographer, educator and lecturer Marina Forbes will offer "The Art of Icon Painting" workshops in Rochester, NH at the New England language Center's Art Galler...



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Featured Stories

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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.

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...

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...



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