Museums

The Warsaw Uprising: The Cultural Memory of Warsaw

The history, hardship, and significance of the Warsaw Uprising is one of the most important and moving pieces of history for Warsaw and Poland. While I was on study abroad in Warsaw, one of the things I picked up on quite quickly was how important locals feel about the Warsaw Uprising. Within my first week […]

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Chopin Museum, Warsaw

National Museum of Folk Architecture and Life of Ukraine in Kyiv

Cityscapes

Top 10 Bookstores in St Petersburg

St Petersburg has a prominent literary history and bears associations with Russian literary giants such as Pushkin, Gogol, and Dostoyevsky. It makes sense, then, that the city also is bursting at the seams with both hip and traditional bookstores. After spending a semester here as a literature major, here are some of my favourites! 1. […]

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Kyiv’s People’s Friendship Arch Complex: History and Protest in a Public Space

History of the Kyiv Metro System

Art

Moscow’s Cultural Institutions Being Revived After COVID

Moscow’s cultural life is slowly reopening after months of closure due to COVID-19. Theatres and concert halls are being revived, although with extensive restrictions on seating and other saftey measures taken. Below is a Russian news report with transcription in side-by-side translation. Некоторые театры уже открылись. В других идут последние приготовления к встрече с публикой. […]

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Repin Masterpiece Still Under Restoration 1.5 Years After Attack

New Tretaykov Exhibition Focuses on Work of Director Andrei Tarkovsky

Study Art

Dodge Assistantships for Research on Unofficial Art of the USSR

The Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University 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 Nancy Dodge, this assistantship […]

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National Chernobyl Museum in Kyiv, Ukraine

Museum of Partisan Glory in Odessa, Ukraine

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