Russian resources

1. Resources in Russia

1.2 cultural institutions

The Russian Government website gives daily information on current situation in the Russian Federation.

Find ticketing information, news and schedules for Moscow's Bolshoi Theatre and St Petersburg's MariinskyTheatre on their websites, which also offer virtual tours.

Founded in 1967, the International Association of Teachers of Russian Language and Literature (MAPRYAL) is dedicated to fostering the successful teaching of Russian language and literature. This website offers news and details of events relevant to the study of the Russian language.

The Kunstkamera, or Peter the Great's Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography, in St Petersburg, offers information on its history, exhibitions, collections and current research work on its website.

The Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences brings together the history and contact details of Siberia’s Academies from Novosibirsk, Tomsk, Krasnoyarsk, Irkutsk, Yakutsk, Ulan-Ude, Kemerevo, Tyumen and Omskto centralise information on physical, mathematical, chemical, biological, Earth, humanities and economic sciences in a searchable database. It provides access to the Siberian Branch’s library in Novosibirsk and Akademgorodok. 

The online home of St Petersburg’s State Hermitage Museum, home to over 3 million works of art, contains exhibition information, history, children and education sections and a digital collection offering a virtual gallery of much of the museum’s collection. An online shop is also available.

Russian media sites

In Russian:

Argumenty i fakty

BBC World Service – Russia

Eastview Universal Database of Russian Newspapers and Journals

Ezhenedel’nyi Zhurnal






Komsomolskaia Pravda

Literaturnaia Gazeta

Moskovskaia Pravda

Moskovskie Novosti

Moskovskii Komsomolets

Nezavisimaia Gazeta


Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty

RIA Novosti

Rossiskaia Gazeta

Russkii Zhurnal


In English: International

Interfax News Agency

The Moscow Times


Russia in Global Affairs

The Russia Journal

Russian Political Weekly/Radio Free Europe

Russia Profile

Russia Today

The St Petersburg Times