Russian and East European Studies
Department Chair:
Arlene Forman

Administrative Assistant:
Polly Bratton

Department Email:

Phone: (440) 775-8650
Fax: (440) 775-6355

Peters Hall 222
50 N. Professor St.
Oberlin, OH, 44074

Art and Culture

Art and Culture

Kulichki: If your Russian is good, you can take a jaunt through this massive index of modern Russian life

Russian Film: Interested in Russian and/or Soviet film? Take a look at this database!

N. Zh. M. D. No Internet excursion through Russian culture would be complete without a stop at this hilarious site--as it claims, the "strangest place on the Russian web...."


Evgenii Peskin's Public Electronic Library: The source for on-line text of the classics of Russian literature--all in Russian

Maxim Moshcow's Library: A great source for 20th Century Russian poetry and prose (e.g., tons of Pelevin), as well as some of the classics

Read.Russia: Links to some of the best resources on Russian literature, folklore, anthologies, and library services in Russian and English (including Project Litera, a russkii zhournal of more contemporary Russian writing)

And now for something completely different... Armenian literature and Lithuanian poetry

 Ukrainians do much more than just egg-dyeing

The Bakhtin Centre: Here's the homepage of everyone's favorite Russian literary theorist. Put on your party hat and let's go

Speaking of the esoteric, visit ZEMBLA: The Nabokov Butterfly Net while you're at it--a nice shrine with biography, criticism, annotation, and other goodies

The Bilingual Anthology of Russian Verse gives you the opportunity to test your Russia skills by reading famous Russian poetry in Russian and then checking yourself with the English version

Auburn University's Russian Art page contains an alphabetical index of famous visual artists, with a few examples from each

Wassily Kandinsky: Biographical sketch of artist with a few examples of his painting

The Russian Art Gallery: A collection of paintings from before 1917

The Mariinsky Theater online: See what you're missing

And let's not forget about its competitor, The Bolshoi Theater home page

Real live Russian radio on your computer. From traditional folk songs to the latest Russian pop. (Uses RealAudio.)

Tamizdat: This site is an excellent resource for news and information of independent music from Central and Eastern Europe. You can also directly purchase music through the site.