Who are the Russian people? How have they expressed their character and inner conflicts in their art and culture? And, as Russia’s long-awaited democracy develops, how will the Russian people redefine themselves culturally, spiritually, and politically?


Experience Russian culture and history through an interactive timeline from 850 A.D. to present day with hundreds of images, movies and audio tracks.


Learn about the PBS series and the people behind it with biographies, location maps, program summaries, air dates, and indexes to the interviews and artwork from the series.


Explore Russia and Russian culture within this section which includes a glossary, bibliography, media index, Web links and lesson plans


Connect with others to discuss topics inspired by the series and the site in the Viewer’s Forum at PBS.

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