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English Russia – Daily selected news from Russia and ex USSR countries.

Russia! – An independent English-language magazine devoted to original coverage of people, trends, ideas and events taking place in or around Russia.

Way to Russia Blog – Speculative optimism from Russia.

Weird Russia – Shows the unusual side of Russia and Russian society by translating popular and trending Russian internet content and discussions from Russian’s largest and most influential websites, discussion forums, and social networks into English.

Language Resources

Learn The Russian Language – Effective strategies and tips for learning Russian.


Tasting Russia – Explorations in Russian cuisine.


The Trans-Siberian – Trans-Siberian rail tour by Real Russia.


Sean’s Russia Blog Podcast – Sean has a PhD in Russian History at UCLA and talks about al things Russia.

Guide Books

Lonely Planet Russia (Travel Guide)


A Short History of RussiaA Short History of Russia by Mary Platt Parmele.

In A Short History of Russia Mary Platt Parmele takes the reader on a survey of Russia’s rich past, from the state’s early dramatic beginnings to its struggle to control society, the transformation of the empire into a multi-ethnic empire, and beyond.

Natasha's Dance: A Cultural History of RussiaNatasha’s Dance: A Cultural History of Russia by Orlando Figes.

Beginning in the eighteenth century with the building of St. Petersburg and culminating with the Soviet regime, Figes examines how writers, artists, and musicians grappled with the idea of Russia itself–its character, spiritual essence, and destiny.

Russia: A 1000-Year Chronicle of the Wild EastRussia: A 1000-Year Chronicle of the Wild East by Martin Sixsmith.

As the BBC Moscow correspondent for almost twenty years, Sixsmith tells Russia’s full and fascinating story, from its foundation in the last years of the tenth century to the first years of the twenty-first, skillfully tracing the conundrums of modern Russia to their roots in its troubled past. Covering politics, music, literature and art, he explores the myths Russians have created from their history.

The Invention of Russia: From Gorbachev's Freedom to Putin's WarThe Invention of Russia: From Gorbachev’s Freedom to Putin’s War by Arkady Ostrovsky.

The Invention of Russia reaches back to the darkest days of the cold war to tell the story of the fight for the soul of a nation. With the deep insight only possible of a native son, Ostrovsky introduces us to the propagandists, oligarchs, and fixers who have set Russia’s course since the collapse of the Soviet Union.


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