How difficult is it for full-figured women to make a career in modeling?
American actor’s ‘what if I were Russian’ ad sparks lively debate online
The only British dancer with the Mariinsky on life in Russia
A documentary featuring interviews with some of the last women to live through the Soviet labor camps is nearing completion
Creative contacts run into the reality of political confrontation
RBTH looks at modern artists whose work offers an ironic take on consumer society
Deciphering seven signs traditionally used to convey emotions in Russia
What is the significance of the elements that made up the USSR’s crest?
RBTH interviews three dancers on performing in New York
Marina Tsvetaeva was a fiercely individualistic character who was alienated in her home country and abroad. Her life was one of upheaval and tragedy, which ultimately engulfed the poet herself as well.
Once derided as empty ideological genre painting, Soviet realist art is staging a revival
Typically the Russian gingerbread known as pryaniki take a week and specialized equipment to make, but this shortcut version is a good option for home cooks
The conflict in Ukraine is raising sensitive ethical questions
Why the new ban on lace panties is raising the spectre of the USSR
The avant-gardist speaks out on the eve of a major retrospective of his work
When Olga Zakharova took over as director of Gorky Park in 2011, the central Moscow space was worse than uninviting – it was seedy and not a place visitors would want to linger
Why are Russian women considered so attractive? It's a combination of genetics, climate and skin care.
An apartment in St. Petersburg and a country house in Arkhangelsk region are being prepared to host a display of the poet’s belongings, photos and media materials
Mandelstam, one of the greatest poets of the Silver Age, lived and wrote without buckling to the pressure to conform. He died like thousands of his oppressed countrymen – of exhaustion and heart failure in a Siberian camp
A traditional recipe for “monastery hut” cake becomes a summer treat with fresh cherries