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18 March 2018

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March 15

By Irina Bukharin

World Cup picks, elections, and fraudulent activity all point to the same lesson this week: make your choices wisely.

March 11

By Paul E. Richardson

On this day, 28 years ago, two naive young Americans sat down and agreed to found a publishing company together. This publishing company.

March 8

By Irina Bukharin

Nukes get names, a truck becomes a camera, and an old church gets a fresh look.

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Featured Events

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

March 13

The Washington Balalaika Society orchestra performs the music of Russia, Ukraine and Eastern Europe on traditional instruments and in costume. Its June 3 concert will feature WBS Balalaika Con...

March 15

Before he became the assassin of the 20th century, Lee Harvey Oswald defected to the Soviet Union, where he was called Alik and married Marina, a young Russian woman searching for love. A new play ...

March 13

The Washington Balalaika Society orchestra performs the music of Russia, Ukraine and Eastern Europe on traditional instruments and in costume. The concert will feature Andrei Saveliev on the balala...


The documentary film for our Children of 1917 project has been released! Watch the trailer and pre-order streaming access now.

Featured Stories

A few of our most popular items. See all stories.

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!

May 26

By Anatoly Liberman

On the occasion of Pushkin's birthday, we offer a post on the challenge of translating his most famous love lyrics, "Я вас любил," with a bonus look at Innokenty Annensky's "Сре...

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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