Andrei Tarkovsky

Childhood Андрей Тарковский (Andrei Tarkovsky) was born on April 4th, 1932. His father, Arsenal Tarkovsky was a famous Russian poet, and his mother an actress. He […]

The Reforms Under Peter the Great

Начало существенных перемен в жизни России (the beginning of significant changes in Russian life) that took place in the early 18th century тесно связано с именем […]

Learn Russian with Songs: Это Всё – ДДТ

ДДТ (DDT) is one of the most famous and successful rock band in Russia founded by Юрий Шевчук (Yuri Shevchuk) in 1980. The song “Это всё” […]

Learn Russian with Song: “Когда твоя девушка больна”

Кино (kino) was no doubt one of the most popular rock bands from the 1980s, and became a real legendary band after the accidental death of […]

April, April! Poem about Spring

The following poem is a poem for children written by Samuil Marshak to celebrate the arrival of April and the end of winter

Tarkovsky’s Diploma Film “The Steamroller and the Violin”

The Steamroller and the Violin is Andrei Tarkovsky is diploma film at the State Institute of Cinematography (VGIK) but was made at the Mosfilm studio at […]

“The Heart of a Dog” – Mikhail Bulgakov

M. Bulgakov is novel Heart of a dog was only available in self published book. It was officially published only in 1987 (during the perestroika).

Garik Sukachev, A Life Dedicated to Russian Rock

Garik Sukachev is leader of the bands Brigade Cand then the Untouchables and author of many solo projects, film director and writer.

Alexander Nevsky (1220-1263)

За славную победу на Неве русский народ дал князю Александру прозвище Невский (for that glorious victory on the Neva River, he received the sobriquet of Prince […]

The Mayakovsky Museum

These words are from Stalin himself…