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Art and Literature

  • Short Stories from famous Russian authors, including Pushkin, Gogol, Tolstoy, and Blok in Russian. Each story has accompanying an glossary and audio file.
  • Art & Architecture from Russian, an overview and links to summaries about Moscow, St. Petersburg, Russian waterways, Lake Baikal, the Transiberian railroad and the arctic.
  • The Hermitage Museum holds one of the greatest collections of art in all of Russian, located in St. Petersburg.
  • Moshkov's Library -- the most comprehensive online collection of classic Russian literature
  • Feb-Web -- the biggest online scholarly collection of literary and critical texts
  • Russian Virtual Library -- another authoritative scholarly site with lots of literary texts
  • "Im Werden" Library -- a non-commercial collection of lots of downloadable texts in PDF format
  • Komarov's Library -- another large set of literary texts
  • Peskin's Library -- yet another collection of literary texts
  • ArtSite Russian Painting -- a huge collection of Russian artists and medium-resolution images
  • Olga's Gallery -- comprehensive collection of medium-resolution images of Russian paintings
  • SHERA -- Society of Historians of Eastern European, Eurasian and Russian Art and Architecture brings together scholars specializing in the art and architecture of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union
  • Zembla-- online resource center of Nabokov's works
  • Read! - online compilation of Russian stories literature resources for students


  • Pesnia (the Russian word for "song") is a web site that allows students to study the text of Russian songs. The collection of music in this site features the composers Glinka, Borodin, Balakirev, Rimskii-Korsakov, Kiui, Chaikovskii, and Rachmaninov. The texts of the songs are by poets such as Pushkin, Baratynsky, Nekrasov, Fet, and Lermontov. Pesnia was first developed in the early 1990's by Susan Hafer Richman from Informational Services and Russian Professor Thomas Hodge. The Pesnia software used Toolbook, a Windows-only application.
  • Beginning Russian Through Film a Cornell site featuring clips from many Russian films, their scripts, and necessary vocabulary.
  • Comprehensive grammar review by Dr. Robert Beard

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