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Crime and Punishment

Crime and Punishment

W.W. Norton has released a new translation, by Michael Katz, of Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s classic novel. We excerpt here the novel’s opening.
Sviyazhsk

Sviyazhsk

A fortress town built half a millennium ago by Ivan the Terrible (to conquer Kazan) is enjoying a new life as a cultural tourism destination.
Of Rabbits and Wolves

Of Rabbits and Wolves

No matter how many times I watch Diamond Arm («Бриллиантовая рука»), I never cease to wonder at the fact that this film managed to make it to screens all across the Soviet Union in April 1969.

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Murder and the Muse
December 12, 2016

Murder and the Muse

KGB Chief Andropov has tapped Matyushkin to solve a brazen jewel heist from Picasso’s wife at the posh Metropole Hotel. But when the case bleeds over into murder, machinations, and international intrigue, not everyone is eager to see where the clues might lead.

Woe From Wit (bilingual)
June 20, 2017

Woe From Wit (bilingual)

One of the most famous works of Russian literature, the four-act comedy in verse Woe from Wit skewers staid, nineteenth century Russian society, and it positively teems with “winged phrases” that are essential colloquialisms for students of Russian and Russian culture.

Events for Russophiles

Curator's Talk with Lisa Crossman
March 23, 2019

Curator's Talk with Lisa Crossman

Museum of Russian Icons | Clinton, Massachusetts

Join Fitchburg Art Museum Curator Lisa Crossman for an engaging look at the art of Konstantin Simun in his latest exhibition, The Sacred in the Profane.

King Lear
September 20, 2018 to March 24, 2019

King Lear

Traveling | Multiple Cities, US

Yury Butusov's brilliant, award-winning staging of King Lear tells us a story in which the collapse of a family, the collapse of a country, and the collapse of an individual are all connected to each other.

Exhibition of Rare Russian Prints
November 23, 2018 to March 25, 2019

Exhibition of Rare Russian Prints

Green Lion Gallery | Bath, ME

Green Lion Gallery & From Russia With Art are presenting an exhibition of etchings and other prints by some of Moscow’s leading artists.

Konstantin Simun: The Sacred in the Profane
February 22, 2019 to June 30, 2019

Konstantin Simun: The Sacred in the Profane

Museum of Russian Icons | Clinton, Massachusetts

The Sacred in the Profane offers a survey of Simun’s unique capacity to find forms that appear in ancient art and Christian iconography in molded plastic and other consumer objects since his arrival to the United States from Russia in the early 1980s.

Jacques' Menagerie: Hnizdovsky Prints from the Christina and George Gamota Collection
March 16, 2019 to July 07, 2019

Jacques' Menagerie: Hnizdovsky Prints from the Christina and George Gamota Collection

Museum of Russian Icons | Clinton, Massachusetts

Jacques Hnizdovsky's art expressed his capacity for joy, humor, and hope, most often in of animals from the Bronx Zoo, and has been widely recognized and beloved for over half a century. This exhibition presents a single collection of Hnizdovsky prints (woodcuts, linocuts, and etchings), as well as one of his paintings, which are rarely seen.

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