Excerpt from a new book in which the author recreates the famous journeys of the photographer Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky.
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Master icon maker and art historian, Marina Forbes, will offer "The Art of Icon Painting" workshop at the Christ Church in Kennebunk, ME.
Russian-language tour exploring our collection in depth, second Sunday of each month at 1 pm. Free, reservations required
The objects associated with Russian tea are tactile reminders of this important tradition and evoke warmth, home, and family.
Exploring the role of visual propaganda in the Communist Party’s seven-decade war against religion (ca. 1920– 1990).
Russian-speaking guides conduct tours of the museum's highlights every Monday at 11 am.
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.
A comprehensive listing of resources, online and off, for researching your Russian roots, courtesy of Ginny Audet.
Recounting a 2008 meeting with activist Alexei Navalny, before he rose to prominence.
These eight outstanding Soviet comedies show some of what has made Russians laugh over the past century. Most are still watched today. (First in our new series on learning about Russia through its films.)
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.
It is a common trope that Russians never smile. Which of course is interpreted to mean they are unfriendly, gloomy, sullen – positively Dostoyevskian. This, of course, is a complete misreading of body language and cultural norms.
An excerpt from Benson Bobrick’s new book, a memoir of his life and work as a writer.
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