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Russify your computer

Cyrillic for Windows and the Internet-----Free programs for Standard and Phonetic Russian keyboards; Russian in Browsers; Encoding Conversion and more from Paul Gorodyansky.

Yamada Language Center at the University of Oregon-----Cyrillic fonts to download for Windows or Macintosh, including styles such as Bold, Macedonian, Courier, and Cursive.

Russify Everything with the SovInform Bureau. Topics include MS Windows NT, 98, 95, 3.11, 3.1; MS DOS; OS/2; Apple Macintosh; Commodore Amiga and more.

European and Non-European Languages on the Net: A Survey of Problems and Solutions. Problems (and solutions) of computing in Russian, Arabic, Chinese, and other languages that do not use the Latin alphabet.

Cyrillic in Netscape for Windows. Instructions in English or in Russian.

Language Learning Resources

Online English-Russian and Russian-English Dictionary from Freedict.com

A Russian Textbook Online. Includes Grammar and Vocabulary, with sections on telling time, travel, verbs of motion, numbers, cultural information, and more.

An Interactive Online Reference Grammar from Robert Beard at Bucknell University. Includes information about each part of speech as well as links to Russian dictionaries and other resources.

Foreign Language Products available for purchase at TravLang. Includes dictionaries, books, tapes, software, and courses in more than 80 languages.

A Dictionary of Period Russian Names from the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc. Includes the Slavic roots of many names.

Media and Communication

ICQ Languages and Countries Center. An international service allowing people with similar interests to connect with each other. Topics include business, domestics, games, art, computers, science, news, education, society, vacation, shopping, sports, foreign countries, media, technology, education, and health.

The official site of the Russian newspaper Izvestia. Includes sections on headlines, politics, economics, society, health, culture, entertainment, technology, science, and sports.

The official site of The St. Petersburg Times. An English-language newspaper published in Russia's cultural capital.

The official site of Ogonyok. Over a century old and highly controversial during the Soviet era, this magazine contains articles on current events as well as an online archive.

Russia Today. Russian and Eastern European news articles in English, from EuropeanInternet.com.


H-Russia. A discussion board at H-Net for Russian and Soviet history. Includes bibliographical, research and teaching aids as well as links to Russian-related university programs and departments; academic organizations; electronic journals and government sources.

Russian History at Bucknell. Includes a chronology from the beginnings of written Russian history to the present time; links to web resources, Russian archives, and genealogy of the Russian nobility; Russian historical texts translated into English; the History of Jews in Russia, Marxism-Leninism, the Russian Orthodox Church, and more.

Lectures on Pre-revolutionary Russian History by Professor Michael Petrovich at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. A series of 43 lectures covering material from 800 to 1917, recorded in 1989. To view them, you will need a RealPlayer.

History of Russia from ancient times until the beginning of the 20th century. A Russian-language textbook.

Overview of Russian Orthodox History from 900 AD to the 17th century.

The Tartar Yoke. An article concerning the influence of the Tartar invasion on Russian history, politics, and culture, by Professor Gerhard Rempel at Western New England College. For his lecture notes on Russian history from feudalism to 1989, click here.

Excerpts from the Domostroi, the 16th-century popular guide to proper religious life.

The Emancipation Manifesto. An English-language translation of the text signed by Alexander II on March 3, 1861, freeing the serfs.

Russian History 1905-1918. Historical sources and documents from the October 1905 Manifesto to the March 1918 Treaty of Brest-Litovsk.

"From the Archives of the Revolution." Russian-language writings of V.I. Lenin, L. Trotsky, N.I. Bukharin, K. Radek, G.A. Gobson, P.N. Vrangel, A.I. Denikin, and others.

SERAP at the University of Toronto. The Stalin-Era Research and Archives Project, a study of the reinterpretation of politics and society in the USSR under Stalin.

A chapter on collectivization from Ludo Martens' book Another View of Stalin.

Khruschev's Secret Speech. An English-language translation of the speech made at the Twentieth Party Concress, February 24-25 1956.

The 1991 Coup. A minute-by-minute chronology of the events of August 18 and 19 in the Soviet Union.

"Modern Customs and Ancient Laws in Russia." A book by Maksim Koralevsky (1851-1916). Includes sections on matrimonial customs, village communities, and personal servitude.


Lib.Ru. An online archive of classical and contemporary Russian literature, easy to download. Includes prose, poetry, mysteries, history, fantasy, and other types of literature.

Russian Literature Online. Includes a wonderful site dedicated to Vladimir Mayakovsky and his circle, as well as links to archives of Pushkin, Lermontov, Dostoevsky, Mayakovsky, and more.

Online Russian Libraries from Maksim Evgenievich Moshkov and Evgenii Peskin. Includes works from Aleksandr Blok; Mikhail Bulgakov; Anton Chekhov; Fyodor Dostoevsky; Afanasii Fet; Nikolai Gogol'; Ivan Goncharov; Alksandr Griin; Mikhail Lermontov; Aleksandr Pushkin; Mikhail Saltykov-Scshedrin; Lev Tolstoi; Ivan Turgenev; and Sergei Yesenin.

The Komkon Library. Download books by approximately 200 different authors, in Russian or in English.

Online Literary Cafe. Interviews and writings of some contemporary Russian authors. Includes special pages for Dmitrii Prigov, Tat;yana Tolstaya, Sergei Soloukh, and Aleksei Tsvetkov.

Russian Classical Library. A collection of texts by Russian writers and poets, in Russian and in English. Includes prose by Anton Chekhov; Fyodor Dostoevsky; Nikolai Gogol'; and Vladimir Nabokov; as well as poetry by Mikhail Eminescu; Mikhail Lermontov; Vladimir Mayakovsky; Boris Pasternak; Aleksandr Pushkin; Fyodor Tyutchev; and Sergei Yesenin.

Visual Arts

From Impressionism to Avantgarde. Virtual galleries of the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts and the Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow; and of the State Hermitage and State Russian Museum in St. Petersburg.

Russian Painting. Information and artwork slides from icons to the 20th century. Includes important movements and painters from each century.

A History of Contemporary Art in the Soviet Union. A short, subjective summary written by Ilya Kabakov and published in 1990 in "Contemporary Russian Artists."

Official site of the State Hermitage Museum. Includes a virtual visit and information in English or Russian.

Official site of the Tretyakov Gallery. In Russian.

Subyektiv, an online photography journal. In Russian.


Listen online to Radio 101 in Moscow. Includes news and events, program schedule, mp3s and more.

Russian Classical Music. Includes lists of Russian composers and musicians and an audio archive in Real Audio format.

Music under Soviet Rule. A collection of documents about composers and musicians in the Soviet Union. Includes sections on Kancheli, Prokofiev, Shostakovich, Ustvolskaya, Vainberg, and others.

Bard Cafe. A site dedicated to poet-singers of the Soviet Union and post-Soviet Russia. Includes bulletin boards; clubs, associations and memorials; and links to online archives.

Russian Folk Songs in Real Audio. Includes "Tonkaya ryabina," "Oy, moroz, moroz," and others.

The Blues in Russia. A Russian-language site about upcoming events, blues artists, and more.

Theater, Opera and Ballet

Theater in Moscow. Includes news, calendars, ticket information, and photos from Moscow's best theaters.

Theater in St. Petersburg. Includes repertoires, calendars, premiere and ticket information, and critical reviews from St. Petersburg's best theaters.

Russian Stage Design, 1906-1930. Features 74 photographs with informative captions.

Russian Classical Ballet. Includes biographies of past and present stars of ballet; ballet companies and events; and a photo gallery.

The Kirov Ballet. The official site of St. Petersburg's infamous ballet academy and Mariinsky Theater.

Russian Opera. A short history of opera in Russia by Laurel E. Fay, with musical samples by Glinka, Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, Dargomizhsky and Mussorgsky.

Film and Radio

Russian Internet Radio No.1, broadcasting in Russian on the Internet. Includes music news, program schedules, and MP3s. Use Real Audio to listen.

Live broadcasting from St. Petersburg. Links to listen to live concerts and radio shows via Real Player.

Media in the CIS. A summary about how state- and privately-owned media have worked in the CIS. Includes information on violations of journalists' rights and the media's role in Russian elections.

"The Cost of a 'Free Press'." An article about the Russian Press since the fall of the Soviet Union by Vitaly Korotich, former editor-in-chief of Ogonyok.

Russian and Soviet movie archives to browse.

Kinosongs. Russian-language archive of songs popularized by Russian and Soviet films, in Real Audio and MIDI format.

A major or minor in Modern Languages Course Offerings 2002-2003 Faculty Students

Resources at Kenyon Study Abroad Programs Russian Links