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The Russian Life Events Calendar is your first stop for finding Russophile-related events in the US and around the world. Have an event to share? Use our submission form to give us all the details of your event and we will add it to our database.

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Iconography: A Living Tradition
Iconography: A Living Tradition

Using recently completed icons inspired by ancient prototypes, Iconographer Maureen McCormick will explore the constraints of tradition, the limits of self-expression, and the role of free will in the creative process of a 21st century iconographer.

Tags: icons
Confronting Amnesia: Frozen Memories of the Russian Gulag
Confronting Amnesia: Frozen Memories of the Russian Gulag

This gripping documentary draws a straight line from the Great Terror unleashed by Joseph Stalin from 1929 until his death in 1953 to the current desire to cover over and forget this monumental abuse of human rights.

Tags: film, gulag
Tea Room Talk: Samovars in Russian Culture
Tea Room Talk: Samovars in Russian Culture

The samovar is an essential part of Russian life. Let us sit by the samovar, enjoying tea and Russian sweets while we explore the samovar's history in Russia, as well as the culture of taking tea in Russia. We will also learn the meaning the Russian proverb "Don't go to Tula City with your own samovar."

 

Tags: tea, samovar
Russkie Posidelki (American Style)
Russkie Posidelki (American Style)

Engaging conversation and exchange of ideas related to Russian traditions and culture. Tea and treats are provided. April's topic is part two of March's Posidelki, "The Mighty Handful," five composers who created a distinct "Russian" style of classical music.

Tags: music
12 Fairy Tale Plates
12 Fairy Tale Plates

A mini-exhibit that showcases a series of twelve decorative plates designed and crafted by accomplished artists from Palekh, and Kholui, to Fedoskino.

ALIK
March 15, 2018
ALIK

Before he became the assassin of the 20th century, Lee Harvey Oswald defected to the Soviet Union, where he was called Alik and married Marina, a young Russian woman searching for love. A new play brings to life this period in history.

Tags: cia, kgb, soviet, oswald
Russian Fantasy
Russian Fantasy

Russian Fantasy featuring Chad Hoopes, Violin, Nikolay Khozyainov, Piano, with The Symphonia, Boca Raton and conductor, Constantine Kitsopoulos

Yefim Bronfman in Recital
Yefim Bronfman in Recital

Pianist Yefim Bronfman, a "marvel of digital dexterity, warmly romantic sentiment, and jaw-dropping bravura" (Chicago Tribune) performs a recital, which includes masterpieces by Prokofiev, Schumann and Debussy.

Trifonov and Babayan in Recital
Trifonov and Babayan in Recital

Daniil Trifonov collaborates with Sergei Babayan in a program celebrating music for two pianos.

SF Symphony performs Shostakovich's Symphony No. 5
SF Symphony performs Shostakovich's Symphony No. 5

A concert featuring the music of Bernstein concludes with Shostakovich's tremendous Symphony No. 5.

Revolution Every Day
Revolution Every Day

Presented on the centenary of the 1917 Russian Revolution, this exhibition immerses visitors in the distinct textures and speeds of everyday life that arose—and have lingered stubbornly—in the wake of revolutionary upheaval.

Moscow Festival Ballet
Moscow Festival Ballet

Helmed by legendary Bolshoi Ballet principal dancer Sergei Radchenko since its inception in 1989, the Moscow Festival Ballet will enliven the stage at Krannert Center in three elegant masterpieces: Swan Lake, Don Quixote, and Cinderella.

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