The latest from the travel front.
How safe are Russia's skies? This installment of the Practical Traveler takes an in -depth look and offers suggestions on how to travel more safely.
A look at adventure travel in Russia today, with lists of tours and firms and their offerings. Plus things to consider before "making the leap."
The pluses and minuses of taking a cruise in Russia, with listings of major cruise travel providers.
A survey of safety -- business and personal -- in Russia today. All is not what it seems. Lots of useful safety tips.
Where to get Russian-made gifts without traveling to Russia.
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On view in the Wende’s West Gallery and garden, this exhibition presents work by Dutch photographer Martin Roemers from 1998 through 2009, when he captured the structural and topographic remnants of the Cold War in both the East and West over an eleven-year period.
Russian-language tour exploring our collection in depth, second Sunday of each month at 1 pm. Free, reservations required
Master icon maker and art historian, Marina Forbes, will offer "The Art of Icon Painting" workshop at the Christ Church in Kennebunk, ME.
The objects associated with Russian tea are tactile reminders of this important tradition and evoke warmth, home, and family.
Russian-speaking guides conduct tours of the museum's highlights every Monday at 11 am.
Exploring the role of visual propaganda in the Communist Party’s seven-decade war against religion (ca. 1920– 1990).
Peace! Land! Bread! This was the battle cry of the 1917 October Revolution (old calendar) that changed the history of Russia and indeed the entire world. Since the time of Ivan the Terrible, the tsars concentrated on centralization of their power and control. The most common way of doing this was to take power away from the nobility, appeasing them by giving them dominion over their land and workers. This soon developed into the oppressive, slave-style condition known as serfdom.
Why is Georgian food so popular in Russia? Turns out there's more to it than deliciousness.
Recounting a 2008 meeting with activist Alexei Navalny, before he rose to prominence.
W.W. Norton has released a new translation, by Michael Katz, of Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s classic novel. We excerpt here the novel’s opening.
On this, the occasion of the great writer's 200th birthday, we offer some links to stories we have published about him over the years, as well as some cool videos. Happy reading and viewing!
As the world reels from the horrific, criminal events being perpetrated in Ukraine by Vladimir Putin, the Russian state, and the Russian military, all of us who nurture a love for Russian people, their culture and history, have been heartbroken. It is not easy to remain a Russophile when suddenly, all across the globe, the adjective “Russian” has become toxic.
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