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April 19

By Irina Bukharin

Learn about the animal spies among us, get tips on how to survive nuclear war, and watch a world record get broken.

April 12

By Irina Bukharin

Stories about chocolate and fish: not an appetizing pairing, but a good selection for this week’s TWERF.

April 5

By Irina Bukharin

In honor of April Fool’s Day, we present you with jokes, mishaps, and fun times all around.



How to Live 100 Russian Years

Russian Life Calendars

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.

THROUGH April 29

The Wende has three exhibits running through the end of April 2018: The Russians, Cold War Spaces, and Vessel of Change.

THROUGH August 26

This exhibition is devoted to a world that few people know existed and that many find hard to believe did exist: the world of the Soviet hippie movement.

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...



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

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

November 18

By Letitia Rydjeski

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

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...



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