The esteemed General Designer of the MiG and outstanding Russian aeronautical engineer died at the age of 95; Rostislav Belyakov played an active part in creating the very first MiG fighters
Anna Babyashkina of Yaroslavl is a journalist who garnered attention after winning the Debut Prize for her novel 'Before I Croak,' in which the main character fights her Soviet legacy from a nursing home
In the USSR, animation was a huge cultural phenomenon. Besides being entertainment, Soviet animations also commented on society’s hopes and fears
The Soviet State used various ways to spread its vision of communism: movies, art, science fiction novels . . . and even textile patterns
St. Petersburg native Elena Bobrova is RBTH's country editor for the United States. Here she tells the story of her family during some of the darkest days of World War II
Kabakov, one of the most successful Russian artists working today, spoke with Afisha magazine about Soviet underground art, contemporary art and emigration
Words like vodka and Kalashnikov are know around the world. But how many people realize that they come from the Russian language?
Vaccines against diseases such as cholera, plague and smallpox were developed by Russian scientists.
Ninety years after the death of Bolshevik leader, monuments to Lenin still stand around the world, and artists continue to feature his image in new films and other artwork
The leader of the revolution has turned into an ordinary historical figure for younger Russians
Russian human rights ombudsman Vladimir Lukin said a decision on the transfer of the body of Soviet leader Vladimir Lenin from the mausoleum and the elimination of the necropolis on the Red Square may be made in the nearest future
The first sex-change operation was performed in the 1970s in the Soviet Union, but the medical achievement was kept in secret for 20 years
The Norwegian photographer Eirik Sundvor memorialized 1935 Soviet Moscow. Many of his photographs have been kept in the Trondheim Municipal Archive (Norway’s third largest city, also known by its former name of Nidaros). These photographs show the Russian capital in a way that modern inhabitants have long forgotten: the city is composed of two-story wooden houses, horse-drawn carriages carry passengers just like cars do now, and Communist parades are held on Red Square...
Russia’s complicated administrative division explained
Despite having written about Russia for many years, British author came to Russia for the first time in November. He spoke with Lenta.ru about his experience
Russian Realist Art with a sporting style is on display at Sotheby’s in London
As the world mourns the death of the great statesman, RBTH looks back at the role Russia and the Soviet Union played in the struggle against apartheid
Ahead of the 70th anniversary of the Tehran Conference, Rossiyskaya Gazeta deputy editor-in-chief Nikolai Dolgopolov presents a new book about the Soviet spy team of Gevork and Goar Vartanyan
The World Sambo Championship in St. Petersburg was the climax of the celebrations of the 75th anniversary of the Soviet martial art
Boris Solomatin, the creator of these works, knows how to peer into the past and parallel worlds. In his hands, a simple camera transforms into a machine that pierces time and space.