Russia and Rus culture and history
Submitted by JaneStockton on Mon, 2006-09-25 11:21
Russian and German archaeologists believe they may have found traces of human settlement in the Russian enclave of Kaliningrad.
Submitted by Ursula on Wed, 2006-09-13 19:02
An archaeological team working in eastern Ukraine claims to have found pyramids.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2006-08-14 15:32
Brush up on your Russian! A website has posted a collection of modern movie posters done in the manner of medieval woodcuts.
Submitted by Ursula on Wed, 2006-05-31 19:53
Genghis Khan's warriors first engaged the Rus on May 31, 1223 in the Battle of the Kalka River.
Submitted by Ursula on Mon, 2006-05-01 22:23
On May 1, 1576, Stephen Báthory, former lord of Transylvania, was crowned king of Poland after his election by a majority of Polish nobles.
Submitted by Aoife on Thu, 2006-01-26 12:45
Pay no heed to those horsemen, for they are just peaceful pastoral nomads here to graze their livestock...
Submitted by Vallawulf on Sun, 2005-12-18 11:09
The Blago Fund team made a tour of the Manasija monastery where they paid a visit to the monastery library and were acquainted with the precious cultural heritage lying there.
Submitted by Karen on Mon, 2005-11-21 09:08
"Sacred Arts and City Life: The Glory of Medieval Novgorod" is on display at the Walters Museum of Art in Baltimore, Maryland, through February 12.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-10-23 12:11
Aleksei Khetagurov, chief of icon restoration for the State Historical Museum in Moscow, hopes to reveal the face of history - literally - as he cleans dark patina from the surfaces of centuries-old icons.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-10-01 09:52
The discovery of medieval foundations beneath Kirill Church in Kiev has both excited and frustrated researchers since the 12th-17th century remains were immediately covered to protect them from the elements.
Submitted by Karen on Wed, 2005-09-28 17:23
"RUSSIA!" is on display at the Guggenheim Museum through January 11.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2005-09-23 13:34
Russian archaeologist Dmitry Osipov is an expert on medieval footwear. Recently, he has begun a study of shoes used for burial of the dead.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2005-09-05 14:15
Archaeologists were recently surprised to find several pieces of birch bark near Veliky Novgorod in northwestern Russia inscribed with profanity.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-08-28 13:17
New excavations of wine cellars near Atskuri, Georgia reveal that Georgian tribes from the early Middle Ages worshiped wine. The wine cellars were found during construction of a gas pipeline.
Submitted by JaneStockton on Sun, 2005-06-26 12:41
A cache of 16th Century jewelry has been found in Kaliningrad and is said to be unlike any found previously in the area.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2004-11-27 10:58
A 4,000-year-old megalithic structure has been discovered in central Russia.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2004-11-25 08:21
Researchers are excited by the discovery of a 13th-14th century town on the dry bottom of the Aral Sea in Kazakhstan.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2004-10-27 07:51
Russian archaeologists have discovered a burial mound containing the remains of a lavishly dressed woman as well as items suggesting "the woman's professional involvement in the world of witchcraft and magic."
Submitted by Justin on Fri, 2004-03-12 16:01
The University of New Mexico's spring lecture series this year will explore the medieval history of the Russian culture.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2004-01-10 15:58
New York Times: Russian scientists were surprised by five 1,000-year-old mummies, clad in reindeer skins and copper masks, discovered recently in a Siberian graveyard.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2004-01-08 18:54
News Telegraph: In 1570, Ivan the Terrible, Tsar of Russia, wrote a letter to Elizabeth I, Queen of England that was, perhaps, the rudest letter ever received by the Queen.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2003-11-27 09:15
Washington Post: Some Russians are now putting pressure on the Russian Orthodox Church to canonize Ivan the Terrible.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2003-09-10 17:20
Pravda: A "biofield" surrounding an icon housed in the Hermitage Museum caused weakness, headaches and high blood pressure, leading to the artwork's removal from public display.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2003-09-10 12:14
Hundreds of birchbark drawings dating from the 11th through 15th centuries have given a new insight into life in medieval Russia. Among the documents are a number of children's drawings.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2003-07-29 13:13
Hundreds of history buffs recreate a battle from the Hundred Years War over a weekend in the Ukraine.
Submitted by Karen on Thu, 2003-07-24 16:59
Following a three-year restoration of St. Basil's Cathedral, Moscow's most recognizable landmark, experts say that it may be necessary to strengthen the foundation to keep the building from collapsing.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2003-07-15 17:00
Of the 24 new sites added to UNESCO's list of heritage sites, several date to medieval times.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2003-07-08 20:56
Svetlana Zhulnickova, who works for the Russian open air museum Karelia, has spent many years researching traditional Russian practices and how they affect folklore. In 1999, she gave a lecture on the use of the spindle in world folklore.
Submitted by Aoife on Fri, 2003-07-04 14:00
Dame Aoife has done extensive research on sources for Slavs and Rus during the medieval time period. Her annoted links are now available.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2003-05-02 15:22
An exhibit, "The Legacy of Genghis Khan: Courtly Art and Culture in Western Asia 1256-1353," will be at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art April 13-July 27, 2003.