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Grampa Krylov

Grampa Krylov

Russia’s best known poet was born 250 years ago, and his last name was not Pushkin.
Baptism of the Christ

Baptism of the Christ

Russia has its own way of marking Twelfth Night (Ephiphany). But as a Christian holiday it misses the mark.
Rewriting the Code

Rewriting the Code

How salt riots and a young tsar led to a Zemsky Sobor and a new body of laws, The Council Code.
The Visitation

The Visitation

In 1947, on the 17th day of February, one of the largest meteorites to strike the Earth in the twentieth century fell in the Russian Far East. Its landing site was a perfect spot from which to watch the Geminid meteor showers.
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Driving Down Russia's Spine
June 01, 2016

Driving Down Russia's Spine

The story of the epic Spine of Russia trip, intertwining fascinating subject profiles with digressions into historical and cultural themes relevant to understanding modern Russia. 

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

54th Petroushka Ball
February 08, 2019

54th Petroushka Ball

The Plaza Hotel | New York, New York

Since its inception in 1965, the Petroushka Ball has been one of New York's most important Russian-American events, attended by over 700 guests representing business, artistic and diplomatic spheres.

Inside the Beehive: Art of Garen Bedrossian
September 15, 2018 to February 10, 2019

Inside the Beehive: Art of Garen Bedrossian

The Museum of Russian Art | Minneapolis, MN

Garen Bedrossian’s paintings and sculptures question the relationship of humans and their environment.  In a fascinating project, the artist  partnered with honey bee colonies,  a highly organized and efficient society, to create unique works of art.

Russian National Orchestra in Concert
February 10, 2019

Russian National Orchestra in Concert

Kravis Center | West Palm Beach, FL

Kirill Karabits conducts the Russian National Orchestra during its February 2019 tour across the US. This concert features works by Rachmaninov.

Russian-Language Gallery Tour: American Art
February 10, 2019

Russian-Language Gallery Tour: American Art

Brooklyn Museum | Brooklyn, NY

Join a Museum Guide for a free Russian-language tour exploring our American Art galleries. Russian-Language Tours take place on the second Sunday of each month at 3 pm.

Russian National Orchestra in Concert
February 12, 2019

Russian National Orchestra in Concert

Barbara B. Mann Hall | Fort Myers, FL

Kirill Karabits conducts the Russian National Orchestra during its February 2019 tour across the US. This concert features works by Rachmaninov.

Russian National Orchestra in Concert
February 14, 2019

Russian National Orchestra in Concert

Indian River Symphonic Association | Vero Beach, FL

Kirill Karabits conducts the Russian National Orchestra during its February 2019 tour across the US. This concert features works by Rachmaninov and Chopin.

Russian National Orchestra in Concert
February 15, 2019

Russian National Orchestra in Concert

University of Florida | Gainesville, FL

Kirill Karabits conducts the Russian National Orchestra during its February 2019 tour across the US. This concert features works by Rachmaninov.

Russian National Orchestra in Concert
February 16, 2019

Russian National Orchestra in Concert

Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College | St. Augustine, FL

Kirill Karabits conducts the Russian National Orchestra during its February 2019 tour across the US. This concert features works by Rachmaninov, Tchaikovsky, and Glazunov.

Views from the Eastern Front: Russian Modernism and the Great War
November 12, 2018 to February 17, 2019

Views from the Eastern Front: Russian Modernism and the Great War

Amherst Center for Russian Culture | Amherst, MA

This exhibition presents works by Russian avant-garde artists and symbolist poets and explores the ways in which Russian modernists engaged with and reflected on themes of war, violence and destruction during World War I.

Russian National Orchestra in Concert
February 18, 2019

Russian National Orchestra in Concert

Peace Center | Greenville, SC

Kirill Karabits conducts the Russian National Orchestra during its February 2019 tour across the US. This concert features works by Glazunov, Chopin, and Prokofiev.

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