Lisa C. Hayden
- February 16, 2010: Virtual Museum: Communal Living in Russia
Video excursions, excerpts from fiction, and much more show life in Soviet communal apartment buildings.
- November 9, 2008: St. Petersburg Studio of Documentary Films
Clips from Russian documentary films. I found this site after reading about Alina Rudnitskayas Vixen Academy. (That clip even has English subtitles.)
- May 1, 2008: MirTV
MirTV offers streamed Russian-language TV and radio programming.
- April 10, 2008: Omniglot
Omniglot covers writing systems & languages of the world. It includes a page
with audio of Russian phrases (it takes time to load) as well as a list of translations of my
hovercraft is full of eels into languages from Afrikaans to Welsh. Look no further for party fun!
- April 2, 2008: Moskva FM
Moskva FM and its twin Piter FM are clearinghouses of Russian radio: they show whats been
playing on various stations. Set up an account and save songs from an eclectic list in an online collection.
- March 28, 2008: Zhurnal'nyi zal
An eclectic collection of Russian literary journals available online.
- Janury 1, 2008: WMPG: Zvuki Russi
Arturs Russian music radio show is on Fridays 1.30-3.00 Eastern. (Schedule subject to change.) Always a great selection from Portland, Maine!
- November 16, 2007: Gidromettsentr Rossii
Official site of the Russian weather service. This prognosis page allows you to view weather forecasts for
most countries. There is even a setting for Portland, Maine, so go wild!
- November 9, 2007: Radio Kultura
Online radio with programs that cover literature, music, cinema, and other topics.
- November 2, 2007: A Taste of Russian
Free online Russian lessons with audio and texts. I listened to a portion of one and thought the explanations
were more difficult than the texts, but theyre great practice for intermediate and advanced students!
- October 19, 2007: Russian Postal Service
Official site of the Russian postal service. It looks like some of the package/parcel rules have changed
since our textbook was written!
- October 12, 2007: Lost in Translations
I usually post only Russian-language sites, but an article from Newsweek about War and Peace is too
good to pass up!
- September 14, 2007: Tretyakov Gallery
One of Russias most famous art museums. Be sure to use the Russian version of the site: I dont think
you can look at the paintings on the English version!
- May 4, 2007: Audio of Khlebnikovs Poetry
mp3 recordings of many poems by Velimir Khlebnikov. Much of the rest of the site is under construction.
- April 27, 2007: Educational Internet Resources
A long list of links to educational sites. Whether youre looking for Russian-language literary terminology or Visual Basic for children,
this is the site for you.
- April 20, 2007: List of Poets
This site lists many Russian poets of various centuries, linking to their poems, biographies, and other information.
- March 29, 2007: The Russian Museum
One of Russias best museums, devoted to Russian art. The collection is shown on-line and includes
some of the most famous Russian art. Its one of my favorite places in Russia.
- March 23, 2007: Joseph Brodsky
The collected works of (some of the poetry of) Joseph Brodsky. Many poems are missing, but there are some interesting
items posted here, including interviews discussing changes under Gorbachev.
- March 16, 2007: V.V. Maiakovskii
A site devoted to Maiakovskii. Includes poems, a play, and photographs.
- March 9, 2007: A.S. Pushkin
A site devoted to Pushkin. Includes many poems, prose, and illustrations.
March 2, 2007: StihoPhone.ru
A small site, but many classic poems are read by their authors in old recordings. Be sure to click on mp3 instead of the authors
name when you download!
- February 23, 2007: Viktor Pitsmans Poetry Site
Pitsmans poetry site includes thousands of poems, organized by poet and with occasional annotations, plus a calendar listing commemorative dates.
Pitsman also notes favorites and posts his own poems, many of which are parodies.
- February 16, 2007: Tiutcheviana
A very complete site on Fedor Tiutchev that inludes translations into many languages. The poetry (stikhotvoreniia)
section has mp3s of many, many poems, including Sues.
- February 9, 2007: Anna Akhmatova Poetry Audio
Recordings of Anna Akhmatova poetry: includes Akhmatova reading her own work plus songs set to her poetry -- these can be interesting! NB: Only the Poema bez geroia
section seems to work on the page where Akhmatova reads.
- December 1, 2006: Memocast
Memocast streams hundreds of Russian movies and music videos, some of which are quite recent. Many are available
for the (monetarily) low cost of watching frequent and strange commercials; you can pay to watch without ads or to download.
All content is evidently legal, and there are plenty of classic and new films as well as TV series.
- November 16, 2006: Cheburashka Fan Site
Music and other items related to Cheburashka. Lyrics to the birthday song are available (here),
and Wikipedia has a lot of Cheburashka-related information (here).
- November 10, 2006: Apartment Design Studio
Architecture and interior design company site.
- November 3, 2006: Feng shui
What could be better than a Ukrainian feng shui site in Russian?
- October 27, 2006: Baltika Brewery
Photos and information about Baltika beer. Although not all the virtual Baltika section
works, there are TV commercials in the Museum section.
- October 20, 2006: Echo of Moscow Radio
This is a good, serious radio station that specializes in news and interviews. This is the listen page.
- October 13, 2006: NTV
The archived video page for the independent TV channel NTV.
- October 6, 2006: ATV
This Russian television channel has a videoteka with an odd combination of archived shows.
- September 29, 2006: RussianTVOnline
Although this is a paid subscription site, you can watch two- or three-minute previews for free. News
broadcasts are also free; there is usually a one-day lag for archiving two daily newscasts.
If you pay, you can watch lots of shows, including live hockey and soccer matches.
- March 31, 2006: Zoomagazin
You can learn words
for pet-related items from this Russian online pet store.
- January 27, 2006: Kuking.net
This cooking site
has tons of recipes and often features seasonal dishes for holidays.
- January 20, 2006: IKEA Russia
Learn the names
of household items from the IKEA site.
- December 9, 2005: The Moscow Metro
A very detailed look at the Moscow
Metro, covering history, fares, and maps. My favorite part is the Stantsii" section, which includes photos, many historical, of stations and
- December 2, 2005: The Kremlin
The Kremlin website combines
news items with information about the president and the Russian presidency. My favorite page is
the transportation section of "atributy." You can also send a letter to President Putin.
- November 18, 2005: Prazdniki
This site lists
birthdays of famous people. The sites owners invite visitors to send birthday greetings to certain people
shown on the site; they deliver the greetings along with flowers.
- November 11, 2005: Rambler
Rambler is one of the most
popular portals in the Runet (Russian Internet). Among other things, you can get your horoscope, send e-postcards, watch
archived video, and listen to streamed radio stations.
- November 4, 2005: The Hermitage
The Hermitage website has hundreds of images of works of art. My favorite part
of the site, though, is the virtual visit, which includes photos taken from the roof.
- October 28, 2005: Lenta.Ru
This news site posts short, informative articles
that discuss politics, world events, and human interest stories.
- October 21, 2005: Channel One Russia
The Channel One site includes many videofragments with news items. Most video links pop up a
window with an article and a video player.
- October 14, 2005: RTR.Planeta.com
Rtr-Planeta.com streams video from two Russian television stations, including
Kultura. Its programming varies: among other things, youll find news, soap operas, talk shows,
pre-recorded sports matches, and documentary films. There is no registration fee; youll need
Windows Media Player.