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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 28

Mikhail Pletnev conducts the Russian National Orchestra during its February 2019 tour across the US. This concert in Costa Mesa, CA features works by Glazunov, Chopin, and Prokofiev.

February 8

Since its inception in 1965, the Petroushka Ball has been one of New York's most important Russian-American events, attended by over 700 guests representing business, artistic and diplomatic sphere...

December 2

The St. Petersburg Men's Ensemble, under the direction of Kirill Sokolov, will perform a program of Russian and Western Sacred Music as well as Russian Folk Songs.



RESILIENCE Now Showing!

The documentary film for our Children of 1917 project has been released! Watch the trailer and stream the film online now.


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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

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...

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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