Russia’s Top Russian Movies: October 2017

Like in most places in the world, Russia’s silver screens are dominated by Hollywood’s global blockbusters. Russia’s film industry has struggled with the financial crisis, but it is also capable of producing films that can...

Top 5 SRAS Facebook Posts – October, 2017

You chose them! These are the posts from SRAS’s Facebook feed that you have most actively liked, shared, or commented on for the month of September. As usual, the list is diverse and eclectic. Join...

Poland’s Top Pop Music: October 2017

Radio Zet is one of Poland’s most popular pop music stations. What’s big in Polish-language adult contemporary, dance, and easy-listening? Radio Zet’s playlist can tell you. Once a month, SRAS provides a snapshot of what’s...

Nashe Radio Top 5: October 2017

Nashe Radio plays popular music that isn’t quite “pop.” What’s big in Russian-language rock, rap, punk, R&B, and alternative? Nashe Radio’s all-Russian and eclectic playlist can tell you. Once a month, SRAS provides a snapshot...

Russkoe Radio Top 5: October 2017

Russkoe Radio plays pop music exclusively in Russian. What’s big in Russian-language pop and dance music? Russkoe Radio’s pop playlists can tell you. Once a month, SRAS provides a snapshot of what’s at the top...

Gnessin / Гнесин

Originally known as the Gnessin Institute, the Gnessin State Musical College (Государственный музыкальный колледж имени Гнесиных) is an elite music school in Moscow’s Arbat District. In additional to its academic prestige, it’s known as a...

Sarsa

Marta Markiewicz, who goes by the pseudonym Sarsa, is a Polish composer and singer-songwriter known for her trademark “sarsorogi” hairstyle (pictured above). Born in Slupsk, Poland during the summer of 1989, Sarsa began her career...

Novika

Novika (Katarzyna Nowicka), a Polish vocalist, DJ, and producer famous for her electronic, deep house, and techno beats, is one of the most active figures in the Polish club scene. Born in 1974, Novika studied...

Puzata Hata / Пузата хата

Puzata Hata (Пузата хата), founded in 2003, is a self-service chain specializing in serving ethnically Ukrainian food in Ukraine. It is based in Kyiv, but with branches throughout Ukraine. When you walk in, grab a...

Smolik

Andrzej Smolik, known simply as “Smolik,” is one of the most recognized producers in Poland. Smolik has produced six solo albums and collaborated with countless artists throughout his career.   As a musician, composer, and...

Kayah

Katarzyna Magdalena Szczot, known by her stage name Kayah, is a Polish singer-songwriter and co-owner of the record company Makers Production & Publishing, which specialized in working with up-and-coming Polish artists. Having borrowed from multiple...

Ania Dąbrowska

Ania Dąbrowska, usually referred to as just “Ania,” is a Polish pop singer-songwriter. She’s released five studio albums since 2004, four of which have reached the number one position on the Polish album chart and,...