15 Soviet Cartoons to Put You in the Holiday Spirit

These cartoons are full of joyful, bright, and homey holiday charm. It’s no secret that the holiday season is most precious to us in childhood. Because for children, it is not just an opportunity to...

A History of Russian Holiday Cards (Pre-Revolution)

The custom of sending greeting cards can be traced back to the ancient Chinese, who exchanged messages of good will to celebrate the New Year, and to the early Egyptians, who conveyed their greetings on...

10 Best Films of Eldar Ryazanov

Eldar Ryazanov is one of Russia’s most popular film directors. Holidays, especially New Year’s, Russia’s most important family holiday, are celebrated by, in part, watching his movies. Although Irony of Fate is the most popular...

Один в Каное / One in a Canoe

Один в Каное, translated from the Ukraine as “One in a Canoe” or “Alone in a Canoe” is a Ukrainian indie band originating in Lviv, Ukraine. In 2010 the band formed from 7-8 amateur musicians,...

Eska Music Awards

The Eska Music Awards is a Polish awards ceremony for national and international music held annually by Radio Eska since 2002. Radio Eska, officially established in 1993, is derived from Radio Solidarity, an underground radio...

Coals

Coals is a Polish duo who draw from dream-pop, electronica, and folk music to create their signature sound. Comprised of vocalist and lyricist Katarzyna Kowalczyk and composer, keyboardist, guitarist and producer Łukasz Rozmysłowski. The duo...

Саида Мухаметзянова / Saida Mukhametzyanova

Саида Мухаметзянова (Saida Mukhametzyanova) is a young Russian musical phenomenon known for her renditions of classic Tatar folk songs. Born in the Upper Pyshma of the Sverdlovsk Region in Russian, Saida began her musical education...

Juna / Юна

Juna (Юна) is a six-person band from Kazan, Russia, in the Republic of Tatarstan. Often playing more than ten instruments simultaneously, Juna is known for its ethnic, instrumental sound, and consists of members: Aniya Fayzrakhmanova...

Kindzmarauli Wine

Kindzmarauli is a semi-sweet red Georgian wine aged for 2 years. It is produced from Saperavi grapes in the Kvareli region of Georgia. Wines from Kindzmarauli wine are a deep, inky purple-red color and often...

Natakhtari Georgian Soda

While in various parts of North America and the Middle East, lemonade refers to a non-carbonated, sweetened lemon beverage, in most of Eurasia, lemonade is a sweet, fizzy drink resembling what most of us call...

Televizor / Телевизор

One of the most controversial groups Leningrad rock scene, Televizor was founded in 1984 by Leningrad University student Michael Borzykin. It has been through several lives since then, having collapsed and reformed twice, but still...

Top 5 SRAS Facebook Posts – November, 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...