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22 January 2018


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January 18

By Alice E.M. Underwood

Darkness descends on Moscow, a cry for help ascends to the sky, and a foreign agent stays exactly where it is. Also huskies and ancient teeth.

January 17

By Bob Blaisdell

There's a new Russian-language detective show on Netflix. It's a bit like Gogol meets House meets Sherlock. 

January 11

By The Editors

Let's go to Nizhny Novgorod to hear a Russian rendition of the song of the year. And then, lets meet some puppies and a vodka thief.


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Featured Events

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


The exhibition uncovers the unique regional art style that emerged in the town of Vladimir (120 miles east of Moscow) in the 1960s and 1970s.


Pianist Yefim Bronfman, a "marvel of digital dexterity, warmly romantic sentiment, and jaw-dropping bravura" (Chicago Tribune) performs a recital, which includes masterpieces by Prokofiev...


The Winter Palace Ball to benefit Ruskoka Camp presents this year's fundraiser gala: A Masked Evening. All proceeds directly support children's programs at Ruskoka Camp.


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

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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.

July 1

By Eugenia Sokolskaya

How many characters are in Tolstoy's War and Peace? Could it have been any shorter? Did Tolstoy himself love it or hate it? Find out the answers to these – and more! – que...

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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