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June 14

By Irina Bukharin

Is it football or soccer? Either way, TWERF prepares for the start of the World Cup by examining Russia’s chances (not great), while still paying attention to a few other stories before the m...

June 7

By Irina Bukharin

This week gives everybody a new lease on life, whether in the form of a photo touch up, another platform for Putin, or an actual new life for a “dead” journalist.

May 31

By Irina Bukharin

In a galaxy far, far away, the Millennium Falcon circled over a vicious battle with art and a dangerous passageway. That far-off galaxy being Russia, of course.



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 October 21

Icons of the Hellenic World comes from one of the finest collections of Greek icons in the nation. The exhibition delves deeply into the Hellenic world through the lens of this extraordinary c...

THROUGH June 24

Described as "a marvel" (The Guardian) and in possession of "monstrous technique and lustrous tone" (The New Yorker) pianist Daniil Trifonov performs Rachmaninoff's electrifying...

THROUGH June 30

Russian Master Iconographer, educator and lecturer Marina Forbes will offer "The Art of Icon Painting" workshops in Rochester, NH at the New England language Center's Art Galler...



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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!

November 18

By Letitia Rydjeski

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

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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