Russian Links and Resources


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Prof. Peter Rutland's links
English-language daily, best one-stop source of news.
Russian daily news and commentary sites (in English):
Presidential web site.
Site of the Other Russia opposition group.
Criticism of US media coverage
News and analysis covering the whole region from US-funded Radio Liberty.
Eurasia Daily Monitor: daily analysis from a DC think-tank.
for stories on Central Asia and the Caucasus.
news and analysis on Central Asia and the Caucasus.
for data on election results and public opinion polls on major issues.
BBC news index of stories and timelines for each country.


Prof. Irina Aleshkovsky's resources



RasPutin was before Putin: 

Mikhail Baryshnikov dancing in The Nutcracker by Piotr Tchaikovsky: 

Peter and the Wolf by Sergej Prokofiev: 


Tolstoy & Gandhi correspondence:  

Yul Brynner: 



Igor Sikorsky, inventor of the helicopter: 

Kalashnikov, designer of the AK-47 rifle: 

Vladimir Zworykin & David Sarnoff, pioneers of American TV:, 



Yuri Gagarin, first man in space: 

Valentine Tereshkova, first woman in space: 

Laika, first dog in space: 



Mendeleev, creator of the periodic table: 

Ivan Pavlov, first Russian Nobel Laureate, for research in physiology: