Language Resources

Russian Cultural Resources

Museums and the Arts

The Hermitage

The Hermitage museum is the largest in Russia and one of the largest in the world, with collections from antiquities to post-impressionist art. The website features information on current exhibits and the ability to search the extensive collection or highlights of the collection.

The Moscow Museum of Modern Art

This museum features 20th- and 21st-century art. The website provides information about the permanent collection and visiting exhibits. The museum also hosts an English-language lecture series.

Digital Projects and Collections

Reading Russian Short Stories

This is a collection of Russian short stories meant to help the reader learn Russian. Each stories is followed by questions to help with comprehension. They can be downloaded, and some stories also include audio.

Mapping Petersburg

This is a collection of narratives of the city of St. Petersburg, including extensive information on Andrey Bely's Petersburg.