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
Today is the 170th anniversary of the birth of Russian composer Rimsky-Korsakov; we present a look at the five best operas of his authorship
On the eve of a referendum to determine the territorial affiliation of the Crimea, RBTH offers readers a potted history of the states that once existed on the territory of present-day Ukraine
The crisis in Ukraine has become a manifestation of conceptual and legal chaos in the international arena
After defeat in the Crimean War, Russia recognized the urgent need to overhaul its artillery. The creation of smokeless gunpowder paved the way for the development of Russia’s first rifled field gun
Under the Romanovs, Russia played the same role in Eastern Europe as ancient Rome did in the Mediterranean and the United States in the Americas, argues historian Pavel Kuzenkov