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Krylov’s fables

Иван Андреевич Крылов (Ivan Andreevich Krylov, 1769-1844), the most famous Russian fabulist, keeping a fatherly eye on the twelve metal relief sculptures representing a small part […]

Film, Film, Film… the Animation

“Фильм, фильм, фильм” (Film, film, film) is an animation directed by Фёдор Хитрук (Fyodor Khitruk) in 1968. It is a parody of the film making process […]

“MuMu” – the Russian Animation

Mumu is the simple and sad story of an old tyrannical барыня (landowner’s wife) and Gerasim, a глухонемой (deaf and dumb) peasant brought from the countryside […]

Tea Time in Moscow

Drinking tea in Moscow is a real phenomenon! And it’s not just a phenomenon, but an originally, truly and exclusively Muscovite one. In older times, people […]

Mikhail Lermontov (part 2)

The 1st part of our article relates the chilhood and the youth of the great poet, Mikhail Lermontov. Read now his tragic destiny. You can also […]

Mikhail Lermontov (Part 1)

It’s common knowledge that words possess boundless power that actually controls humanity and kneads our history. The distinctive flair for matching true words is a special […]

“Generation P”, the Post-Soviet Russia Generation

Виктор Пелевин (Victor Pelevin) was born in 1962. He is a fiction writer, leading figure of the current Russian literature, whose works, often characterised as post-modern, […]

The Seagull by Anton Chekhov

Чайка (the seagull) is one of the four major plays of Russian драматург (dramatist) Антон Чехов (Anton Chekhov). It was written in 1895 and first played […]