In this new novel, set in the final year of the Soviet Union, young Sonya is reunited with her once-dissident mother, and they are on their way to navigating a new life together.
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Russian-language tour exploring our collection in depth, second Sunday of each month at 1 pm. Free, reservations required
Exploring the role of visual propaganda in the Communist Party’s seven-decade war against religion (ca. 1920– 1990).
The objects associated with Russian tea are tactile reminders of this important tradition and evoke warmth, home, and family.
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-speaking guides conduct tours of the museum's highlights every Monday at 11 am.
Catherine I finds herself at a turning point upon the death of her husband, Peter the Great.
A lovely short film on Brighton Beach's Your Highness Babushka Beauty Contest.
A tale of two long distance road races – Russia’s oldest and its most prestigious – and what they tell us about the state of running and fitness in Russia.
A comprehensive listing of resources, online and off, for researching your Russian roots, courtesy of Ginny Audet.
Kefir is the most popular fermented milk in Russia. But it did not get there overnight. Kefir and Russia have a long history...
Think you know your vodka? Take this True/False quiz (just 12 items) about Russians and their vodka and see if you are right about that...
Russian Life is a publication of a 30-year-young, award-winning publishing house that creates a bimonthly magazine, books, maps, and other products for Russophiles the world over.
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