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November 16

By Alice E.M. Underwood

Ice Age lions thaw out, fairytale heroes meet social media, and foreign news needs a new passport. Plus, all about Russian art in less than 30 minutes. 

November 9

By Alice E.M. Underwood

This year marks the centennial of the Bolshevik Revolution. Here's what that looks like, plus gas, cats, and seals (state seals, that is).

November 2

By Alice E.M. Underwood

Halloween or Hallowon't? The holiday is more trick than treat in Russia, so dive into the details and creep yourself out with some frightful tales while you're at it. 


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Featured Events

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


With a hint of détente, the flute-piano duo of Maxim Rubtsov and Sergei Kvitko open their Carnegie Hall program with compositions by American composers John Corigliano and Michael Tilson-Tho...


Ratmansky’s critically-acclaimed first NYCB work is a multi-hued ballet that embraces life's most important moments with its vivid and compelling humanity.


This season, Moscow Festival Ballet presents the classic fairy tale set to music by legendary composer Sergei Prokofiev. 


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


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November 18

By Letitia Rydjeski

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

February 6

By Paul E. Richardson

Whether you are a budding translator of Russian-English texts, are reading Russian literature in the original, or just want to improve your Russian, there are countless resources waiting for you on...

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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