Museums

The Memorial Museum-Apartment of Nikolai Nekrasov

Nikolai Nekrasov is one of Russia’s most famous poets and literary thinkers. While he is not as recognized abroad as some of his contemporaries like Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, and Turgenev, Nekrasov was a great influence on their careers as well as to as to the intellectual thought of the time that affected many of these great […]

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The Dostoyevsky Memorial Apartment Museum in St. Petersburg

Kronstadt – Historic Area Near St. Petersburg

Cityscapes

The Yaroslavl State Historical and Architectural Museum

Yaroslavl, located a five-hour train ride from Moscow, is often considered to be the capital of the “Golden Ring” – a collection of towns whose prominence in Russian history can be traced back to the rise of Moscow or before. It is the only city in Russia other than Saint Petersburg to have its entire […]

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The Armenian Temple Complex in Moscow

Moscow’s Seven Sisters – A Short History of Stalin’s Skyscrapers

Art

Vladimir Sharov: Literature That Shines a Light on Dark History

Vladimir Sharov was a Russian writer who was deeply interested in the legacy of Russia’s Communist history. His nine novels focus on various aspects of this history: the communist schisms, Bolshevism, Stalin’s Terror, and the USSR’s collapse, and often mixes or juxtaposes ideas from Communism and religion. Russia’s Soviet history was deeply personal to Sharov, […]

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Victor Pelevin: Postmodernism for a Post-Soviet Society

The Alexander Pushkin Museum and Memorial Apartment in St. Petersburg

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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