The language learning insert focuses on the story on the Children's Railroad in this issue.
In this issue's installment of Uchites, we look at two folk tales of Circassian origin (in connection with our lead story on this ethnic group).
This issue of Uchites takes a brief look at the history of Russia's longest-serving rock band, plus an excerpt from one of their songs.
This issue's linguistic insert focuses on Catherine the Great's diary and view on what is important in life.
A biography of Chukovsky and a poem by the master.
Two readings in Russian on Sochi, with some questions for language learners.
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Russian-language tour exploring our collection in depth, second Sunday of each month at 1 pm. Free, reservations required
An installation dramatically showcasing three Ukrainian icons painted on the boards of ammunition boxes by Oleksandr Klymenko and Sofia Atlantova, a husband-wife artistic team from Kyiv, Ukraine.
The first major museum exhibition in the United States to focus on Georgian art.
Russian-speaking guides conduct tours of the museum's highlights every Monday at 11 am.
Recounting a 2008 meeting with activist Alexei Navalny, before he rose to prominence.
June 22, 2020, marks the 79th anniversary of Operation Barbarossa, the Nazi invasion of Russia that changed the course of WWII and, perhaps, history itself.
How it was that in the eighteenth century Russian mythology was trumped-up in the Western manner? Who wanted it? And where did we get Lel, Yarilo and Zimtserla? We explain everything you'd want to know about Russian fakelore.
Forget vodka – dessert is the best part of Russian meals.
A comprehensive listing of resources, online and off, for researching your Russian roots, courtesy of Ginny Audet.
Soviet leader Leonid Ilyich Brezhnev would have been 110 on December 19. There are plenty of fun facts and surprising jokes behind the eyebrows.
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