Lube / Любэ

Lube (Любэ; also recognized as Ljube or Lyube) is a Russian rock band that formed in the Moscovian suburb Lyubertsy (Люберцы) in 1989. Contrary to the sugary-sweet style saturating pop music at the time, producer...

Druzhba / Дружба

Druzhba (Дружба), which translates to “friendship,” is a line of cheese spread produced by the Karat manufacturing plant in Moscow. Druzhba was originally produced in 1965 to provide astronauts with high-nutrient food while in space....

Nashe Radio Top 5: July 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...

Poland’s Top Pop Music: July 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...

Russia’s Top Russian Movies: July 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...

Russkoe Radio Top 5: July 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...

Eurovision

Eurovision is a TV broadcasting agency providing international news, entertainment and sport coverage to in-network members. Founded in 1954 as an apparatus of the European Broadcasting Union, Eurovision is now the world’s largest contribution network...

The Nika Film Award / Ника кинопремия

The Nika Film Award (Ника кинопремия) is the oldest national film award in Russia. Established in 1987 by Yuli Gusman (Юлий Гусман), the awards are now presented by the Russian Academy of Motion Picture Arts....

Shoro / Шоро

Shoro (Шоро) is the Kyrgyz drink of choice on a hot summer’s day. Considered an affordable, healthy refreshment and thought to improve digestion, Shoro, which means “salty” in Kyrgyz, produces pungent and slightly tangy fermented...

Shtolle / Штолле

Shtolle (Штолле) is Russian pie company based in St. Petersburg. Operating since 2002, the brand is now near-ubiquitous in St. Petersburg and Moscow and is rapidly becoming a Russia-wide and possibly even global brand. Shtolle,...

Neuromonakh Feofan / Нейромонах Феофан

Neuromonakh Feofan (Нейромонах Феофан) is a mysterious and extraordinary product of the Russian club scene. The name “Neuromonakh” is derived from “Neurofunk,” a subgenre of drum and bass, and the Russian word for “monk.” The...