STAGE RUSSIA HD Presents THE CHERRY ORCHARD (Moscow Art Theatre)

Adolf Shapiro’s classic interpretation, starring Russian icon Renata Litvinova, asks the question, where would the characters of this play live today – years after their cherry orchard has been cut down?

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STAGE RUSSIA HD Presents ANNA KARENINA

Anzelica Cholina’s multiple award-winning production of Anna Karenina tells the story of Tolstoy’s classic novel entirely in contemporary dance.

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STAGE RUSSIA HD Presents EUGENE ONEGIN

Rimas Tuminas’s masterpiece unfolds in the memory and imagination of Pushkin’s characters. The images are split between past and present, between reality and imagination. 

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STAGE RUSSIA HD Presents THE BLACK MONK

Based on the short story by Anton Chekhov, Kama Ginkas’s astounding reimagining highlights and builds off of the Chekhovian tension between the beauty of life and the tragedy of how it is lived.

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PUSHKIN IS OUR EVERYTHING

In PUSHKIN IS OUR EVERYTHING, filmmaker Michael Beckelhimer goes on a journey through Russia to learn how Russia’s most famous 19th-century poet became contemporary Russia’s supreme national icon – and how his star rose higher and higher at every tumultuous point in Russian history.

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Symbolist poet Andrei Bely’s recitation of his 1911 poem A Voice from the Past

replete with roiling, rolling r's

From Read Russia's ongoing initiative, Hear Russia!

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Voices of Russian Satire

Three Russian writers read their poetry and prose.

From our ongoing series featuring the sounds of Russian literature! Hear Russia!

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World War 2 & Russian Arts

World War 2 continues to play a huge and very emotional role in the Russian arts.

Read Russia presents audio clips highlighting Russian poets and performers who were involved in World War 2.

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