The U.S. bought the territory for just $7.2 million – but what was behind the sale?
Outside the little Wartski jewelers’ shop in Mayfair, there is a queue...
Vorkuta and Salekhard show two very different faces of the region
A new exhibition explores the cult of personality surrounding Lenin and Stalin
A chronicle has been published about the mysteries of Ipatiev House, Yekaterinburg, where the family of the last Russian emperor was executed by firing squad
The whole world has heard of jeweler Carl Fabergé. Yet the 19th century produced many other talented jewelers in Russia, and though they are not household names, their works are no less valuable
Gzhel is the heart of one of Russia's traditional centers for ceramics
The end of the USSR ushered in a period of freedom when people could dress as they wanted
How do the U.S. and Soviet variations on the Western genre match up?
The story of the man who orchestrated the fortification of the city
The story of Russia’s first universal fleet destroyer
Photographer Sergey Poteryaev combines his own photographs and archive footage of the residents of Staraya Utka, a small monotown in Sverdlovsk Region. "I was using montage to understand whether there are any parallels between the life of these people then and now"
The interest of Muscovites in all things American can be found in sites all around the city
What was behind the country’s successes from the 1950s to the 1970s?
RBTH presents five films that have achieved cult status in Russia and spawned a host of cultural references
Prominent Russian journalist Vladimir Pozner talks about the meaning of the reunification/annexation of Crimea in his official blog
The production of horse-drawn carriages has seen a revival in Russia over the last ten years
Exclusively at RBTH, we present the history of the armored limousine ZIL, the choice car of Soviet leaders
The humorous allegoric propaganda maps stirred nationalistic fervour, mocked and belittled enemies and even served as a tool for students to learn their geography