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Faces of Russia’s Empire: Ethnographic Images as Princely Pedagogy (Video)

On Saturday, February 10, Dr. Nathaniel Knight presented “Faces of Russia's Empire: Ethnographic Images as Princely Pedagogy" as a part of the Russian History Museum’s Second Saturday online lecture series. What did people in the 18th-century Russian Empire look like? Photography did not [...]

2024-02-19T13:59:22-05:00February 19th, 2024|Second Saturdays|

Inside the Heart-Shaped Box: Pre-Revolutionary Russian Treats

Anastasia Shteinert, Communications and Engagement Manager Flowers, cards, jewelry, dinner dates: these are the customary expressions of love on Valentine’s Day. But what’s missing from that list? Sweets, of course! Inspired by the international celebration of love and romance, we scoured the Russian History [...]

2024-02-06T15:43:04-05:00February 6th, 2024|Artifact Spotlight|

Historic Landmarks, New Perspective: Rediscovering Saint Petersburg

Anastasia Shteinert, Communications and Engagement Manager  Founded by Peter the Great in 1703, Saint Petersburg stands as a testament to Russia's rich history. This northern city has played a pivotal role in shaping the cultural and political landscapes not only of Russia but also [...]

2024-01-08T14:54:04-05:00January 8th, 2024|Artifact Spotlight|

The Grand Costume Ball of 1903: From Russian Tsars to Star Wars

Anastasia Shteinert, Communications and Engagement Manager This winter, the attributes of traditional Russian style went viral on social media. On TikTok and Instagram, people all around the world record themselves wearing fur coats, fluffy hats, and ornamented babushka-style scarves. This fashion became known as [...]

2023-12-19T21:48:05-05:00December 19th, 2023|Artifact Spotlight|

Thoughtful Gift Ideas: A Holiday Booklist on Russian History and Culture

With Christmas and New Year just around the corner, we prepared a curated selection of reads on Russian history and culture. These recommendations come straight from guest speakers of our Second Saturday lecture series, who are experts in various fields of Russian culture and [...]

2023-12-15T12:58:42-05:00December 15th, 2023|Library|

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