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Great composers of 20th century Russia. This feature includes four MIDI sound files of well-known works.
A sweetbread that is a Pascha (Easter) tradition.
Easter is the most important celebration of the Russian Orthodox Church. Find out what constitutes a traditional Pascha meal and read the Patriarch's message.
Set against the backdrop of revolution and civil war the Avant-garde period in Russia was very dynamic. In honor of International Women's Day (March 8), we take a look at the lives and works of six very special Avant-garde artists.
Scriptures and prayers for the Orthodox Feast Day of St. Nicholas of Myra.
Celebrated on November 7, this Russian holiday used to be called Revolution Day and was the most important holiday during the Soviet Era.
The life and works of this thirty-eight year old, single mother and wonderful artist.
Today, the wonderful, hearty and traditional recipes and meals of the Russian table can be attributed to the efforts of Russian women to provide sustenance and nurturing to their families.
One version of Russian blackbread, a mainstay of the traditional diet.
Find out what the traditional Russian mealtime fare is.
Tea was brought to Russia in the 1600s from China. Since then, the brew and its implements have become an enduring tradition of Russian society. The tea ceremony itself bonds families and communities
How does the average Russian diet size up nutritionally?
An essay on what it takes to understand the conundrum that is Russia.
St. Nicholas, Babouschka, Christmas Eve festivities . . .Ded Moroz leading to Christmas on January 7th.