Museums

Guide to Irkutsk’s Museums

Irkutsk, far from Moscow at the other end of the vast Russian empire, was once a major exile destination for dissident aristocrats and intellectuals. Because of this, it grew into a center of culture and learning to all of Siberia and also became a focal point for early transport and communication infrastructure efforts that sought […]

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Guide to Bishkek’s Museums

Guide to Vladivostok’s Museums

Cityscapes

St Petersburg’s 10 Most Artistic Coffee Shops and Cafes

In the last few years, coffee culture has exploded across Russia, with new, local coffee shops popping up everywhere from Moscow to Vladivostok. However, perhaps the hippest and most intellectual take on coffee culture can be found in St. Petersburg, a city that stands apart in its reverence for art and culture. Here are ten […]

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Top 10 Bookstores in St Petersburg

The Hermitage State Museum

Art

10 Must-See Literary Museums in St Petersburg

Around any given corner in St Petersburg one can expect to find a museum that reflects the city’s unique cultural history. In particular, St Petersburg has a wide array of literary house museums – museums that detail the life of an author inside an actual former home of that author. These are particularly interesting in […]

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Yevgeni Grishkovetz: One Man’s Voice

The Alexander Blok Apartment Museum

Study Art

Dodge Assistantships for Research on Unofficial Art of the USSR

The Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ offers Dodge Graduate Assistantships to doctoral candidates admitted to the Department of Art History who are committed to research on unofficial art of the former Soviet Union. Established in 2002 with a generous endowment from the Avenir Foundation in honor of Norton T. and […]

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National Chernobyl Museum in Kyiv, Ukraine

Museum of Partisan Glory in Odessa, Ukraine

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