RUSSIA


Last updated: 25 April 2003

The Russian Federation


Russian

Language Family: Eastern Slavic group of Slavic branch of Indo-European
Location:
Russia, Ukraine, Belorus, Kazakhstan
Related Languages: Ukrainian, Belarusian




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I. Professional Associations and Organizations



  • American Association for Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages (AATSEEL)
    From About: "The American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages (AATSEEL), founded in 1941, exists to advance the study and promote the teaching of Slavic and East European languages, literatures, and cultures on all educational levels, elementary through graduate school. While the largest proportion of its activities and members concentrate in the area of Russian, AATSEEL has from the beginning stressed that it embraces all Slavic and East European languages, literatures, linguistics and cultures."


  • American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies (AAASS)
    From About: "The American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies (AAASS) is a nonprofit, nonpolitical, scholarly society which is the leading private organization dedicated to the advancement of knowledge about Russia, Central Eurasia, and Eastern and Central Europe."


  • American Council of Teachers of Russian (ACTR)
    "American Councils is the worldwide leader in connecting people from the US, Russia, Eastern Europe and Eurasia to learning and to each other. How do we accomplish this? In many ways. We operate study-abroad programs for students, education professionals, independent travelers and local leaders. We perform research, publish books and develop Web sites. We serve an institutional role by holding conferences, administering standardized tests, managing information centers and acting as a consultant to governments. We run the professional society for Russian teachers. And, we develop and advocate policy on language education around the world."


  • British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies
    BASEES, according to its constitution, exists to "advance education for the public benefit in the United Kingdom in the humanities and the social sciences as they relate to the former Soviet Union and the countries of Eastern Europe".


  • Slavophilia
    A list of links to the associations noted above plus additional professional organizations.


    II. Think Tanks, Research Institutes and Centers



  • American Foreign Policy Council
    "For nearly two decades, the American Foreign Policy Council (AFPC) has played an essential role in the US foreign policy debate. Founded in 1982, AFPC is a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing information to those who make or influence the foreign policy of the United States and to assisting world leaders, particularly in the former USSR, with building democracies and market economies."


  • Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
    "Founded in 1910, the Carnegie Endowment is a private nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing cooperation among nations and promoting active international engagement by the United States." Link here to the Carnegie Moscow Center.


  • Center for Strategic and International Studies
    "The only institution of its kind that maintains resident experts on all the world's major geographical regions. It also covers key functional areas, such as international finance, the emerging markets, US domestic and economic policy related to the Strengthening of America, and US foreign policy and national security issues." Includes papers on Russia.


  • Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace
    Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace Founded in 1919 by President Hoover and located at Stanford University, the Hoover Institution is "a public policy research center devoted to advanced study on domestic public policy and international affairs[.]" Its major activities include: "[d]ocumenting current world developments through its library and archival collecting," "[a]nalyzing political, economic, and social phenomena in historical perspective and studying the implications of such phenomena on public policy" and "[e]xpanding public policy debate by proposing imaginative, well-conceived solutions to specific domestic and global problems."


  • Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies
    Part of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, DC, "The Kennan Institute provides a forum for bringing historical depth on and contemporary understanding of Russia and the former Soviet Union to the nation's capital. The Institute organizes seminars, workshops, briefings, and conferences featuring prominent scholars and policymakers from America, Russia, and other successor states to the Soviet Union with experience in shaping U.S.-Russian policy." Also see WWICS links to other Russia-related centers and projects.


  • Slavophilia List of Slavic Centers and Institutes
    An extensive list of links to Russian Institutes and Centers in North America, Europe and Asia.


    III. Megasites for All Things Russian



  • SHER'S RUSSIAN INDEX
    Benjamin Sher regularly updates this List of Lists. The site is made up of hot links and is so vast that it now has categories, ranging from Geography, Language and History to Sports, Travel and Theater.


  • Links to Russian and FSU Web Resources
    This megasitekeeps growing. It has links to just about everything Russian from maps, news and science to Russian communities, language departments, and music and literature.


  • Russian Internet Resources, British Library Slavonic and East European Collections
    This is probably one of the finest Internet resource site for Slavonic studies in the UK. Many links to Russian resources. There are also links to the British Library's collections in other Slavonic languages from Belarusian to Ukrainian, as well as links to the Library's collections in non-Slavonic former Soviet republics and Communist Eastern European countries.


  • Library of Congress Portals to the World - Russia
    Electronic resources selected by Library of Congress subject experts.


  • Yahoo Regional Countries Links - Russia
    Yahoo search engine links for countries from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe. Links to Cities and Towns, Regions, Autonomous Republics, Arts and Humanities, etc.


  • The Russian Webrary at the Morton Grove Public Library
    Very user-friendly and available both in Russian and English versions.


  • Roy's Russian Resources.
    Roy's site is filled with useful information and links. The centerpiece of the site is a special section called Russian Aircraft Resource.


  • REENIC - Russia .
    The Russian and East European Network Information Center at the University of Texas at Austin offers a rich collection of links. From this site you may also connect to links to Eastern European countries.


  • REESWeb
    The University of Pittsburgh's Center for Russian and East European Studies website. Strong in links throughout Eastern and Central Europe as well as with the NIS.


  • The List of Russian Web Servers. (In Russian.)
    A good link to websites in Russia. Everything from Arts and Humanities (some excellent Photography sites) to Magazines and Newspapers.


    IV. Russian Language Students



    General



  • Slavic and East European Language Resource Center (SEELRC) Homepage
    SEELRC, at Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, sponsors a number of activities, organizations, and publications, including a Summer Institute for Teachers of Slavic and East European languages, the Slavic Cognitive Linguistics Association, The Case Books Series, and Glossos, a journal for independent research in languages and linguistics.


    Beginning to Intermediate



  • Beard's Interactive On-line Russian Reference Grammar.
    Robert Beard is a professor at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pa. Site includes an online Reference Grammar.


  • George Mitrevski's Home Page and Russian Web Tutor.
    There are a lot of solid materials here. For language learners: Russian Web Tutor. There are also several culturalpages at this site, e.g., Russian icons.


    Intermediate to Advanced



  • Russian Language Mentor
    Courses in reading and listening comprehension, technical and scientific literacy, cultural literacy (in English), and a lot more.


  • Intermediate Grammar Exercises
    These exercises only work in Internet Explorer. Designed to supplement an intermediate Russian language course, these exercises assume basic knowledge of grammar. No explanations, just self-correcting exercises - lots of them.


  • Russnet.
    Russnet is the website of the The American Council of Teachers of Russian (ACTR). There are many resources here including a collection of Russian Language Modules. These are thematic learning modules that combine the learning of culture with the learning of Russian. Registration is required.


  • Comparative Russian Grammar.
    One of several comparative grammars (others are currently Czech, Macedonian and Polish) produced by the Slavic and East European Language Resource Center at Duke/UNC-Chapel Hill. In PDF format. Covers Background, Phonology, Morphology, Syntax, and more. Includes exercises that are challenging!


  • Russian Interactive Pages, University of Pennsylvania.
    Most of this website is still under development; however, it does already offer video/audio-based reading/listening comprehension course consisting of 10 chapters - a lot of material!


  • Russian Language Learning Website
    This is the product of a joint project between two British institutions, the University of Sussex and the London School of Economics and Political Science. Based on short prose works by Pushkin, Gogol and Tolstoy and a poem by Blok, this intermediate level course includes the Russian text, a Russian/English parallel text, an audio reading of a stressed version of the text, and related comprehension, vocabulary and grammar exercises. Included as well are related scholarly articles written in English and video interviews and discussions of materials with native speakers.


    V. Online Encyclopedia



  • Энциклопедия "Кругосвет"(In Russian.)
    This Russian language encyclopedia is excellent and a wonderful tool for developing your language skills. Enter most any topic and you get a nice article written in perfect Russian.


    VI. Online Dictionaries



    Online Russian/Slavic Dictionary Megasite



  • YourDictionary.com - Slavic Languages
    This website has links not only to Russian dictionaries but also to dictionaries for Belarusian, Ukrainian, Czech-Slovak, Polish, Sorbian (Lusatian), Bulgarian, Macedonian, and Serbo-Croatian. The Russian section has links to most of the standard well-known dictionaries, including: Smirnitsky, Mueller, Ozhegov, and Dahl.


    Online English-Russian and Russian-English Dictionary



  • Universal English-Russian and Russian-English Dictionary
    This is a "two in one" tool. You can type in either English or Russian in the same spaces and get translation results.


    Online English-Russian Dictionary



  • Rambler.
    The data base for the site is the three-volumed Новый Большой Англо-русский Словарь, with more than 250,000 entries. (For its Russian-English counterpart, the site uses Smirnitsky.)


    Online Russian Abbreviations/Acronyms Dictionary



  • SOKR.RU
    This Russian website advertises itself as the "largest Russian abbreviations dictionary in the world" and, with regular updates to its 54,000+ entries, it most definitely deserves this claim.


    Online Specialized Dictionaries



  • The English-Russian and Russian-English Dictionary of Computer Science
    This dictionary consists of 50,000 entries. Excellent!


  • The English-Russian and Russian-English Dictionary of Economics
    Good economics-business dictionary.


  • Rustran.com. Stream Translation Technologies.
    This commercial site translates both from Russian to English and English to Russian. It also claims to translate both words and phrases/sentences - not very well. Test it yourself.


  • English-Russian Dictionary,
    This site is worth exploring. Type in the English or Russian and it offers you a collection of all forms and related roots in context.


  • English-Russian Computer Dictionary, Virtual Computer Museum. ("http://www.computer-museum.ru/index.php")
    (Go into Museum home site and link to Dictionary at bottom.) The title says it all. However, because Russians are borrowing computer terms from English wholesale, the English-Russian format isn't all that helpful.


  • Russian-English, English-Russian Glossary of Election Terms
    (Requires Cyrillic (Windows) encoding.) This parallel glossary makes for interesting reading.


    VII. Country Study/Current Affairs Sites



  • Russian - A Country Study
    Exceptionally detailed presentation from the Library of Congress. Includes sections on: Geography, Society, Economy, Government and
    Politics, Very detailed History and Historical Development, Contemporary Trends, etc.


  • US Department of State Background Notes - Russia
    Background Notes are updated/revised as they are received from regional bureaus and are added to the database of the Department of State web site. Categories include: Geography, People, History, Government, Political Conditions, Economy, Defense, Foreign Relations, US Relations, and Travel/Business.


  • CIA World Factbook - Russia
    Good resource site for information on Geography, People, Government, Economy, Communications, Transportation, Military, and Transnational Issues.

  • BBC News Country Profiles - Russia
    Full profiles provide an instant guide to history, politics and economic background of countries; also bio sketches of leaders, essay on media, and historic timelines. They also include audio and video clips from the BBC archives.


  • Political Resources on the Net - Russian Federation
    Listings of political sites available on the Internet sorted by country, with links to Parties, Organizations, Governments, Media and more from all around the world.


  • CountryWatch.com - Russia and the Newly Independent States
    "CountryWatch is a world leader in providing country specific geopolitical intelligence on each of the 192 countries of the world." Basic information is free; deeper resources require subscription.


  • United Nations Homepage
    Includes links to UN NewsCenter, which includes headlines in latest developments in Peace and Security, Economic Development, Humanitarian Aid/Refugees, Environment/Shelter, Human Rights, Women/Children/Population, Health/Poverty/Food Security, Culture/Education.


  • International Monetary Fund - Russian Federation
    Latest developments in Peace and Security, Economic Development, Humanitarian Aid/Refugees, Environment/Shelter, Human Rights, Women/Children/Population, Health/Poverty/Food Security, Culture/Education.


  • The World Bank Group
    This site is undergoing construction problems; however preset link to WBG Search - Russia functions.


  • The World Trade Organization
    "The World Trade Organization (WTO) is the only global international organization dealing with the rules of trade between nations. At its heart are the WTO agreements, negotiated and signed by the bulk of the world’s trading nations and ratified in their parliaments. The goal is to help producers of goods and services, exporters, and importers conduct their business." Includes detailed information on Members and Observers - Russia (Observer).


  • U.S. Commercial Service - Russia
    " The Country Commercial Guides (CCG) are prepared by US Embassy Staff once a year and contain information on the business and economic situation of foreign countries and the political climate as it affects U.S. business."


  • TradePort Country Library - Russia
    From About: "TradePort is designed to be an easy-to-use tool offering one place to go for comprehensive trade information,
    trade leads, and company databases."


  • Energy Information Administration Country Analysis Briefs - Russia
    From About: "The Energy Information Administration (EIA), created by Congress in 1977, the a statistical agency of the U.S. Department of Energy. We provide policy-independent data, forecasts, and analysis to promote sound policy making efficient markets and public understanding regarding energy and its interaction with the economy and environment."


  • USAID - Russia
    The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) "is an independent agency that provides economic, development and humanitarian assistance around the world in support of the foreign policy goals of the United States."


  • World Health Organization - Russian Federation
    About WHO" "The World Health Organization, the United Nations specialized agency for health, was established on 7 April 1948. WHO's objective, as set out in its Constitution, is the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health. Health is defined in WHO's Constitution as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity."


  • International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies - Russian Federation
    The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies is the world's largest humanitarian organisation, with 178 member National Societies.


  • Amnesty International - Russia
    Want to know what's really happening in a country? Then go to Amnesty International, the champion defender of human rights worldwide. Familiarity with a given country's human rights issues can provide a unique insight into many other aspects of its culture and politics.


  • Human Rights Watch - Russia and Chechnya
    Human Rights Watch is dedicated to protecting the human rights of people around the world, and as the link name above -- Russia and Chechnya -- indicates, the organization doesn't beat around the bush. You may also link here to the Russian language version of Human Rights Watch.


  • International Helsinki Federation for Human Rights
    "The International Helsinki Federation for Human Rights is a self-governing group of non-governmental, not-for-profit organizations that act to protect human rights throughout Europe, North America, and the Central Asian republics formed from the territories of the former Soviet Union. A primary specific goal is to monitor compliance with the human rights provisions of the Helsinki Final Act and its Follow-up Documents.
    "

  • Lonely Planet Destinations - Russia
    The people at the offbeat Lonely Planet website are not your typical travel guides -- they're very bright and know what they're talking about. Their goal is not to "sell the country" to travelers. Instead, they tell it how it is. Typical headings include: "Warnings" (in case travel is not recommended - the "why's"); Facts for the Traveler, When to Go, Events, Money and Costs, Attractions, Off the Beaten Track, Activities, History, Culture, Environment, Getting There and Away, Getting Around, and Further Reading and Related Weblinks. Also see guides to Moscow and St. Petersburg.

  • Dangerous Places - Russia
    The URL for this website is "www.comebackalive.com" and it's a bit unusual: "The authors and publishers assume no liability nor do they encourage you to do, see, visit or try any of the activities or actions discussed in this site." Nonetheless, there is some very good, hard to find information here - whether you're a soldier of fortune or just an interested student of the country.


  • Johnson's Russia List
    In English, David Johnson's Russia List describes itself as "a daily e-mail newsletter with information and analysis about contemporary Russia from a wide range of sources." You can subscribe to the list or link to it on the Internet.


    VIII. Russian Cultural Literacy Links



    Russian History



  • A History of Russia
    By Professor Michael Petrovich of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Multimedia lectures provide an overview of Russian history. There is a total of 46 recorded lectures with illustrations. Each lecture lasts about 8 minutes. History-417 will take you from 800 to 1800; History-418 from 1800 to 1917.


  • Russian Biographic Dictionary,
    An excellent resource for students and teachers alike. Alphabetic index to just about everybody in the "who's who" of Russian history.


  • Russian History Index,
    Part of the World Wide Web Virtual Library European History Project at the European University Institute, Florence, Italy, this portal links to sites covering every aspect of Russian history.


  • Russian History
    This is part of Robert Beard's website at Bucknell. Included is an interactive Chronology of Russian History, as well as many other related links and resources.


  • Documents in Russian History: An Online Source Book
    Site by Nathaniel Knight, Seton Hall University. Provides translations of important historical texts: Catherine the Great's Nakaz, Radishchev's Journey from St. Petersburg to Moscow, Chaadaev's Philosophical Letter, Pobedonotsev's Reflections of a Russian Statesman, and Lenin's What is to be Done, just to name a few.


  • Russian History Home Page
    John Slatter, University of Durham, UK. This site provides English translations of Russian historical texts in three sections: Russian History before 1800, 1801-1991, and 1905-30. Included are works ranging from the Primary Chronicle to Gorbachev's Perestroika. Well-worth exploring.


  • Introduction to Russian Culture
    This is a site of links used to teach a Russian culture course (Russian 162) at the University of North Dakota.


  • Beyond the Pale: The History of Jews in Russia
    Hosted by the Friends-Partners website: "This exhibition depicts the history of anti-Jewish attitudes -- and of anti-Semitism today, a form of intolerance that in our century caused the death of millions of people. The exhibition also portrays the history of Jews in Europe and in Russia to help understand their life, religion and culture. But above all, the exhibition wants to warn of the great dangers of prejudice and intolerance, particularly in times of political uncertainty and increased social tension."


  • Meeting of Frontiers
    Library of COngress. About the Project: "Meeting of Frontiers is a bilingual, multimedia English-Russian digital library that tells the story of the American exploration and settlement of the West, the parallel exploration and settlement of Siberia and the Russian Far East, and the meeting of the Russian-American frontier in Alaska and the Pacific Northwest. It is intended for use in US and Russian schools and libraries and by the general public in both countries. Scholars, particularly those who do not have ready access to major research libraries, also will benefit from the mass of primary material included in Meeting of Frontiers, much of which has never been published or is extremely rare."


  • The Empire that was Russia: The Prokudin-Gorskii Photographic Record Recreated
    Another site from the Library of Congress. From About: "The photographs of Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii (1863-1944) offer a vivid portrait of a lost world--the Russian Empire on the eve of World War I and the coming revolution. His subjects ranged from the medieval churches and monasteries of old Russia, to the railroads and factories of an emerging industrial power, to the daily life and work of Russia's diverse population." [Highly recommended by BBS.]


  • The Face of Russia.
    This PBS series website based on James Billington's book of the same title contains an interactive timeline of Russian history and culture, references, and forums, as well as schedules for the series.


    Soviet History



  • The Russian Revolution
    This website is maintained by David Barnsdale in the UK. It is basically a resource site with links to websites dealing with the Russian Revolution.


  • Early Soviet History.
    This is part of a greater Marxists.org Internet Archive, A website for those with serious interests in early Soviet history. You can to complete eTexts of John Reed's Ten Days that Shook the World and Leon Trotsky's History of the Russian Revolution.


  • ГУЛАГ (In Russian)
    This site presents a history of the Soviet GULAG prison system through a series of pictures and memoirs; includes a geography of the GULAG and gives the detailed contents of the 58th article of the Criminal Code dealing with counterrevolutionary offenses.


  • Memorial ~ Мемориал
    From About: "Memorial is a movement which arose in the years of perestroika. Its main task was the awakening and preservation of the societal memory of the severe political persecution in the recent past of the Soviet Union." Available in English and Russian.


  • Revelations from Russian Archives.
    From the Library of Congress: "Shortly after defeating the attempted coup of August 1991, a group from the victorious democratic resistance led by the chief archivist of Russia, Rudolph Pikhoia, took over the previously top secret archives of the Central Committee of the Communist Party and began the process of both consolidating democratic control over all archives in Russia and attempting to make them available for the first time for public study. This exhibit [is] the first public display of the hitherto highly secret internal record of Soviet Communist rule. The legendary secretiveness and general inaccessibility of the entire Soviet archival system was maintained throughout the Gorbachev era. The willingness of the new Russian Archival Committee under Pikhoya to cooperate in preparing this exhibit with the Library of Congress dramatizes the break that a newly democratic Russia is attempting to make with the entire Soviet past."


    Russian Literature



  • Библиотека Максима Мошкова.
    This huge Russian e-library/portal contains links to e-texts of just about everything - from histories, TV guides and cookbooks, to most of the world's classics and pulp fiction.


  • Поэты на Стихии (In Russian.)
    There simply is no better single source for Russian poetry than this site. Each entry has a chronology of works, critical and biographical information and, in many instances, the complete oeuvre. Professors who teach Russian poetry can finally tailor-make the perfect anthologies for their classes.


  • Conradish.net
    Each and every word in this website is "hotlinked" to a vocabulary translator and grammar. Includes most classics of Russian literature: War and Peace, Anna Karenina, The Brothers Karamazov, Crime and Punishment, We, Quiet Flows the Don, Doctor Zhivago, Master and Margarita, just to name a few. Teachers may also create their own anthologies of Russian literary texts.


  • Публичная Электронная Библиотека, (In Russian.)
    The policy of this site is to provide works by authors where there are no copyright issues. The site is growing quickly. Currently you can go here for works by most of the major writers of the 19th century. Included as well are works by Bulgakov, Blok, Esenin and others.


  • From the Ends to the Beginning: A Bilingual Anthology of Russian Verse,
    Produced by the Department Slavic Languages and Literatures at Northwestern University, this web anthology includes a selection of 250 works by Russia's leading poets from the 18th century to the present. Included as well are some 75 rare recordings of poetry readings by Akhmatova, Mayakovsky, Mandelshtam, Pasternak, et al.


  • Early 20th Century Russian Drama
    Another website produced by the Slavic Department at Northwestern! "An overview of the directors, designers, artists and playwrights in Russia who shaped modern drama during the first two decades of the twentieth century. Web site is dedicated to the Russian theater of Stanislavsky and Meyerhold, Chekhov, Mayakovsky and Bulgakov, Malevich and Tatlin, Stravinsky and Shotakovich."


  • Links to Russian and NIS Literature Resources
    Part of the Links to Russian and FSU Web Resources megasite noted above, this site offers numerous links to literature pages, archives and authors.


    Russian Philosophy



  • An Overview of Russian Philosophy, Mikhail Epstein
    An essay by Professor Epstein of Emory University. Dr. Epstein also provides links to all important related websites.



    Russian and Soviet Science and Technology



  • WWW Virtual Guide to the History of Russian and Soviet Science and Technology
    The webmaster for this site is Slava Gerovich, a Dibner/Sloan postdoctoral researcher at the Dibner Institute for the History of Science and Technology at M.I.T.



    Russian Folklore



  • Russian Folklore Links
    This webpage of links is provided by Professor Andrew M. Drozd of the University of Alabama. It has links to folktales, fairy tales, folk art, Slavic paganism and witch craft, to include vampires and werewolves.


  • Slavic and East European Folklore Association
    This professional academic website, hosted by the University of Virginia, provides eVersions of the SEEFA Journal with links to articles organized by countries/cultures. "



    Russian Art



  • Russian Painting
    This site, the work of Professor Alexander Boguslawski of Rollins College, provides illustrated essays on Russian paintings, artists and art movements from the early icons through the 20th century.


  • The Institute of Modern Russian Culture, Russian Art Site.
    This Mega-site, produced at the University of Southern California, provides links to websites devoted to Russian Icons, Photography, Cartoons, Performing Arts - including Ballet and Music - and the Cinema.


  • ArtPiter: Contemporary Art of St. Petersburg
    This site, which can be accessed both in Russian (above) or in English (click HERE), is a gateway to the art world of St. Petersburg. Though the focus is on contemporary art, there are also links to the Hermitage and State Russian Art museums


    Russian Music



  • Little Russia in the US Music Page
    Essays on Russian composers, opera, church and folk music, romantic songs, and the like. Also audio samples of all of the above. Included as well are Artists' Songs (Vysotsky, Okoudjava, Galich et al), pop music (Vetinsky, Pugachova etc.) and even rock-and-roll (Aquarium, DDT and Team Accident). Good example, click HERE, and then click on Vysotsky's picture!


  • Russian Music
    Part of Professor Beard's Bucknell website offering a sampling of Russian music, then biographical information about Russian composers with links to audio files.


    Russian Women's Studies



  • OWL - Open Women Line (In Russian.)
    An online magazine, individual articles, chat groups and lots of other information and links for those interested in the Russian women's movement. Some things are in English.


  • Russian Feminism Resources
    This bilingual English-Russian site offers a directory of resources and link for Russian women artists, writers, poets, musicians, scholars, as well as for women's studies and academic organizations in Russia and the US.


    Russian Orthodoxy



  • Website of the Moscow Patriarchate of the Russian Orthodox Church
    This is the official site of the Russian Patriarch Alexis II of Moscow, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church. The site has everything from a history of the church to current events.


  • Russian Orthodox Church
    This is part of the "Little Russia in US" website.


  • Also See: True Orthodox Church, the Russian Orthodox Church outside of Russia and the The Russian Orthodox Church in America. The latter has a "Humor" section. Finally, link here for a History of the Orthodox Church, from its very beginnings to to the present, with reference to all of its various branches by the Serbian Orthodox Diocese of Raska and Prizren.

    IX. Media Sites



    Russian Films/Music/Videos



  • RbcMp3.com
    A commercial site which advertises itself as "the largest Russian music & video store in America." Offers free Video Stream previews of its offerings through Windows Media Player. Movie video previews run a very respectable 10 to 15 minutes through Windows Media Player! You can also get similar previews by looking at individual sales videos and scrolling to the bottom of the ad. In addition, you can preview Music CDs.


    Russian Mixed Media



  • Kidon Media-Link
    The Russian selections of this Media-Link Megasite connect you with radio and television stations, newspapers and magazines throughout the Russian Federation - from Altai Region to Yaroslavl Oblast. Some 230 links in all.


  • Общественное Российское Телевидение.
    Site provides video, audio and the corresponding text. To use this site users need to have downloaded Windows Media Player 2. (Latest version - free download.)


    Russian Newspapers



  • Onlinenewspapers.com - Russia
    This site offers a huge collection of online Russian newspapers.


    Russian Radio



  • Voice of America.
    Go here for both audio and written reports on the latest, newsbreaking events.


  • TVRadioWorld - Russia
    About: "TvRadioWorld is an informational directory dealing with radio and television broadcasters worldwide." Site allows you to bookmark favorite radio stations for listening.


  • World Radio Network.
    Through this site at least half a dozen stations are available that broadcast in Russian. Some of them provide text to go with the audio. Canada, Finland and several of the East European countries broadcast in Russian and their sites can be located via this site.


  • Radio Canada International
    A good source for audio. The corresponding text for news broadcasts is also available.


  • BBC
    The British Broadcasting Corporation provides transcripts and audio of its Russian broadcasts.


  • Voice of Russia.
    Texts of news commentaries on Voice of Russia. In addition, this VoR link offers scientific/technical articles covering recent developments in Russian science/military technology.