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Russia’s Top 9 Films From 2019

After a few years of record-breaking growth, Russia’s film industry took a break in 2019. Many analysts attribute this to stagnating incomes, but it seems an even bigger issue is the failure of this year’s lineup to really capture Russian values and imaginations. Much like in 2018, the films that did best are those that […]

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Russia’s Top Movies: 2021 Year in Review

This year was particularly hard for the Russian film industry. However, it seems to be showing signs of life again. While none of the following films come close the takes that Russian movies had before the pandemic, they are beginning to offer hope that the industry can recover. Последний богатырь: Корень зла – The Last […]

Poland’s Top Polish Music: January 2021

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 at the top of their charts, with YouTube videos and links to our Polish music site. Interested in getting monthly […]

Nashe Radio Top 5: January 2022

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 of what’s at the top of their charts, with YouTube videos and links to our Russian music site. Interested in […]

Russkoe Radio Top 5: January 2022

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 of their charts, with YouTube videos and links to our Russian music site. Interested in getting monthly updates? Sign up […]

15 Russian 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 gather together with loved ones. It’s an occasion for presents, Grandfather Frost, Snegurochka, beautiful spruce trees, and hope for a […]

The Story Of Scriptonite: Kazakhstan Arrives in Russian-Language Hip Hop

Scriptonite’s vocal style is unusual. Sometimes he raps or sings, but other times he shouts or goes into a sort of bizarre whaling that sounds like he is crying. This may come across at times as comical to outsiders, but to a fan of the music, this gives it a sort of relatability marked by […]

Moscow’s Best Craft Beer Bars

When a foreigner thinks of Russia, a few things likely come to mind – brutal winters, bears, and vodka – but drinks of choice are changing fast here. Vodka and other spirits are on the decline and have today given way to a new, gentler, and more cultured King of Booze – beer. Beer sales […]

Russkoe Radio Top 5: December 2021

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 of their charts, with YouTube videos and links to our Russian music site. Interested in getting monthly updates? Sign up […]

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