A piece of autobiographical fiction about childhood in the Soviet Union, on the day of Leonid Brezhnev’s death.
We look back on the first decade of a Free Russia with this Literary Excerpt from Mikhail Butov's award-winning novel, Liberty. Butov offers a poignant and humorous portrait of his generation's coming of age after the collapse of the Soviet empire.
Without question, Mikhail Bulgakov's masterwork is his novel, The Master and Margarita, finished just before his death in 1940. To introduce his work to a wider audience, we present here the "masterful" second chapter of the novel, in which Pontius Pilate confronts Yeshua.
An excerpt from Tynyanov's historical fiction which profiled the death of writer and diplomat Alexander Griboyedov.
A documentary account of the harrowing trials faced by women sent to Stalin's gulags.
This short Christmas story by Andreyev was first published in 1916.
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Fifteen contemporary icons from fifteen countries explore iconography today. Presented in celebration of the museum's 15th Anniversary.
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.
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...
A comprehensive listing of resources, online and off, for researching your Russian roots, courtesy of Ginny Audet.
Why is Georgian food so popular in Russia? Turns out there's more to it than deliciousness.
An excerpt from the new book, The Gambler Wife, a glimpse into the life and motivations of Dostoyevsky's very successful wife.
The body of Joseph Stalin was removed from the mausoleum on Red Square on October 31, 1961. It may not be as spooky as Halloween, but the former leader still haunts Russia today.
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