Russian Links and Resources

 

Prof. Peter Rutland's links: 

www.themoscowtimes.com
English-language daily, best one-stop source of news.
 
Russian daily news and commentary sites (in English):
http://polit.ru/story/int.html
http://en.rian.ru/

http://en.kremlin.ru/
Presidential web site.

www.theotherrussia.org/
Site of the Other Russia opposition group.

http://www.russiaotherpointsofview.com/
Criticism of US media coverage

www.rferl.org
News and analysis covering the whole region from US-funded Radio Liberty.

www.jamestown.org/programs/edm/
Eurasia Daily Monitor: daily analysis from a DC think-tank.

www.eurasianet.org
for stories on Central Asia and the Caucasus.

www.cacianalyst.org
news and analysis on Central Asia and the Caucasus.

www.russiavotes.org
for data on election results and public opinion polls on major issues.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/country_profiles/default.stm
BBC news index of stories and timelines for each country.

 

Prof. Irina Aleshkovsky's resources

 

FAMOUS PEOPLE 

RasPutin was before Putin: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VmkySNDX4dU 

Mikhail Baryshnikov dancing in The Nutcracker by Piotr Tchaikovsky: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qScYCR5y5k 

Peter and the Wolf by Sergej Prokofiev: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ueGfjBKbiE 

Pushkin: http://www.bl.uk/onlinegallery/features/blackeuro/pushkinback.html 

Tolstoy & Gandhi correspondence: https://www.brainpickings.org/2014/08/21/leo-tolstoy-gandhi-letter-to-a-hindu/  

Yul Brynner: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yul_Brynner 

 

INVENTORS  

Igor Sikorsky, inventor of the helicopter: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Igor_Sikorsky 

Kalashnikov, designer of the AK-47 rifle: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kalashnikov_rifle 

Vladimir Zworykin & David Sarnoff, pioneers of American TV: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vladimir_K._Zworykin, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Sarnoff 

 

SPACE 

Yuri Gagarin, first man in space: https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/sts1/gagarin_anniversary.html 

Valentine Tereshkova, first woman in space: https://starchild.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/StarChild/whos_who_level2/tereshkova.html 

Laika, first dog in space: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laika 

 

SCIENCE 

Mendeleev, creator of the periodic table: http://www.rsc.org/education/teachers/resources/periodictable/pre16/develop/mendeleev.html 

Ivan Pavlov, first Russian Nobel Laureate, for research in physiology: http://mentalfloss.com/article/85670/12-facts-about-ivan-pavlov