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Russian literature

Russian literature has long been one of the richest and most interesting branches of the literary tree, and has been supplying the world with incredible, fantastic novels for two centuries now — and continues to do so.

Eugene Onegin by Alexander Pushkin

“Eugene Onegin” is the most famous work of a Russian author named Pushkin. It’s written in 5.600 verses and it is a novel containing 8 chapters. Pushkin wrote it almost 8 years and is now considered one of the most significant works of Russian literature. Each chapter of the novel describes some important event in Russian and world history, so the novel touches political and social changes since the fall of Napoleon to the Decembrist Revolt in Russia.

A Hero of Our Time by Mikhail Lermontov
A hero of our time” is the most important Lermont’s work, the first Russian psychological novel and the announcement of Russian realistic writing. The main character is Pechorin, one of the first European characters of contradiction that is divided between being tired of pleasures but still unable to love and settle down. He thinks that happiness does not exist for him. He is a Byronic hero.The time and place of the plot is the 18th century in a small fisherman village and later on in a hospital.

Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternk
Doctor Zhivago tells the story of Yury Zhivago, a man torn between his love for two women while caught in the tumultuous course of twentieth century Russian history.

Although it contains passages written in the 1910s and 1920s, Doctor Zhivago was not completed until 1956. The novel was submitted to the literary journal Novy Mir ("Новый Мир"). However, the editors rejected Pasternak's novel because of its implicit rejection of socialist realism.[10] The author, like Zhivago, showed more concern for the welfare of individuals than for the welfare of society.

The novel was made into a film by David Lean in 1965, and since then has twice been adapted for television,

From: booksummary.net and Wikipedia.com

Russian Cinema

The cinema of Russia began in the Russian Empire, widely developed in the Soviet Union and in the years following its dissolution, the Russian film industry would remain internationally recognized.

Ivan Vasilievich : Back to the Future

This film is based on the play Ivan Vasilievich by Mikhail Bulgakov and was one of the most attended movies in the Soviet Union in 1973.
Absent-minded inventor Shurik (Alexander Demyanenko) has built a time machine in his Moscow apartment. Due to the machine's malfunctioning, his apartment complex manager Ivan Vasilievich (Yuri Yakovlev) and a suave burglar (Leonid Kuravlev) are transposed back to the times of Ivan the Terrible, while the dreaded Czar himself (also played by Yakovlev) turns up in modern-day Moscow. Since Ivan Vasilievich and his royal namesake look alike, various funny complications arise, and Shurik desperately tries to return things back to normal.

The Diamond Arm
The Diamond Arm is a Soviet crime comedy film made by Mosfilm and first released in 1969.
In a Black Sea port town, a criminal gang operates by smuggling precious coins, gems, and jewelry into the USSR and then laundering them by “discovering” the treasures hidden underground. In a short time, the sweet, naive family man, Semyon Gorbunkov (Yuriy Nikulin), will become entangled with this gang and their conspiracies.

Gentlemen of Fortune
Gentlemen of Fortune is a 1971 Soviet crime comedy film, filmed at Mosfilm and directed by Aleksandr Sery. A kindergarten director Troshkin is a dead ringer for a criminal nicknamed "Docent" who stole the priceless headpiece of Alexander the Great during an archaeological expedition. But after militia "inputs" Troshkin into the criminal environment he has nothing left to do but to carefully play out the part of his "evil twin".

The Bolshoi Theatre behind the scenes

During these days, our souls long for cutural inspiration. The Boslhoi theatre streamed Nutcrackers virtually and here is where you can take a glimpse behind the scenes on how artists prepare themselves for the big performace. Enter the beautiful building and virtually teleport yourself into another time.