Elite Education in Pre-Revolutionary Russia: The Imperial Educational Society of Noble Maidens

Elite Education in Pre-Revolutionary Russia: The Imperial Educational Society of Noble Maidens An online lecture by Dr. Nancy Kovaleff Baker The Imperial Educational Society of Noble Maidens, or the Smolny Institute, was founded by Catherine the Great as the first state educational institution for women [...]

2021-08-31T14:38:01-04:00September 18th, 2021||

Former People: The Final Days of the Russian Aristocracy

Former People: The Final Days of the Russian Aristocracy An online lecture by Douglas Smith The last great untold story of the Russian Revolution.  Join author and historian Douglas Smith for this month's Second Saturday lecture, framed around his acclaimed book Former People. Building on Smith's [...]

2021-07-12T12:52:48-04:00July 10th, 2021||

WATCH: The Experience of Confession in Imperial Russia

On March 13th, University at Albany (SUNY) professor Nadieszda Kizenko presented "The Experience of Confession in Imperial Russia." This presentation was part of the Russian History Museum's Second Saturday lecture series. Using objects from the Russian History Museum's collection, this talk looked [...]

2021-07-16T10:18:37-04:00March 18th, 2021|Second Saturdays|

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