This Interactive Timeline is a companion to The Face of Russia series, tracing the general chronology of Russian culture. This remarkable journey through ten centuries of art, architecture, music, dance and cinema reveals the major events that shaped Russian culture.

Click on highlighted text or images to explore expanded descriptions and media-rich content. Scroll through the timeline chronologically, or jump directly to a specific period using the “timeline key” at the top.

To see and hear the streaming audio and video clips, download the RealPlayer 5.0.



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