Video

Ivan Vasilievich Changes Profession

Ivan Vasilievich Changes Profession (Иван Васильевич меняет профессию) is a legendary Russian-language comedy film released in 1973 under the USSR. It is is available for free on YouTube with English and Russian subtitles and HD quality. At once a comedy, a sci-fi, and a (very loosely) period piece, its surreal storyline spans both the 20th […]

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15 Russian Cartoons to Put You in the Holiday Spirit

Nu, Pogodi! An Enduring, Classic Soviet Slapstick Cartoon

Music

Nino Katamadze: Georgian “Art-Jazz” and Folk Tunes

Nino Katamadze has been given many titles, from “jazz-diva” to “the Georgian Janis Joplin.” Her experimental, genre-defying work makes it not only possible but sensible to compare her to jazz artists and rock stars alike. Katamadze and her band Insight (together known as Nino Katamadze & Insight) are renowned across the globe, performing almost non-stop […]

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FO SHO: Three Black, Jewish Sisters Driving Ukrainian Hip-Hop

Kalush Orchestra: The “Conscious” Folk-Rap That Brought Ukraine to Eurovision Victory