A look at Russian dreams and memes.
Russia's annual spring draft began April 1. This dinosaur gets harder to kill with each passing year.
Abortion rights and domestic abuse have come under fire of late, marking some new battle lines in the social sphere.
In 1865, vodka joined bears and matryoshkas as an eternal symbol of Russia. Here's how it happened, plus nine trivia tidbits on Russia's most beloved, harmful, and historical libation.
At the southeastern-most tip of Russia, where it butts up against China and North Korea, there is a beautiful marine preserve. And there are also poachers.
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.
On Prime Minister Medvedev's gaffe and ensuing viral internet video... and on unconventional protest methods.
Wy Russians so fear the month of August.
Russia’s law on foreign agents may be getting increasingly draconian. In its latest iteration, any charity could be deemed a political tool of international forces.
This week in Russia saw a whole lot of beatdowns: on international corruption, candy stores, and even Buddha.
The Panama Papers shocked the world this week with tales of corruption among the cream of the world's political crop. Here's what the allegations mean for Russian politics, economics, and society.
In The Weekly Russia File for March 31: some terrible chess puns, and how to stop traffic.
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The City of West Hollywood administration invites everyone to join a virtual celebration of Russian Arts and Culture this May. An array of musical events, activities for kids, workshops, virtual tours, concerts, contests, interviews with interesting people, and much more will comprise a month-long celebration. The program of our events will be published on the website of the festival and in the Facebook group.
The exhibition Communism Through the Lens: Everyday Life Captured by Women Photographers in the Dodge Collection highlights the unique – and often overlooked – photographic innovations by women who shaped the history of photography during the 20th century.
Anton Chekhov's The Three Sisters probes the lives and dreams of Olga, Masha, and Irina, former Muscovites now living in a provincial town from which they're desperate to escape. In this powerful play, a landmark of modern drama, Chekhov masterfully interweaves character and theme in subtle ways that make the work's climax seem as inevitable as it is deeply moving.
Is Russia somehow different from other nations, or is it just like any other?
On October 14, 1991, St. Basil’s Cathedral was reopened after six decades. Here are five fun facts in honor of the 25th anniversary of the Cathedral’s rebirth.
An excerpt from Benson Bobrick’s new book, a memoir of his life and work as a writer.
A look at how the Jesuits, Pope Francis, and Georgetown University all share an interesting connection to Russia.
Forget vodka – dessert is the best part of Russian meals.
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