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

The SeriesLearn 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.ReferenceExplore Russia and Russian culture within this section which includes a glossary, bibliography, media index, Web links and lesson plans.This section contains information for those who would like to learn more about Russia and Russian culture. The Glossary provides definitions of Russian words used in The Face of Russia television programs. The Bibliography and the Web links list additional sources of information, including maps and works of art. For teachers there are Lesson Plans for elementary through high school grades. And finally, for a bit of added interest, visitors can view the Cyrillic alphabet and find out about its origins.Russian Life magazine is the 41-year-old monthly magazine on Russian culture, history, travel and life. Published in English for Russophiles around the world, Russian Life is full of great color photography and intriguing feature stories—it is “a monthly trip to the heart of Russian reality.” Sample stories online and/or subscribe (which also automatically enters you in a drawing for a free round-trip ticket to Russia on Lufthansa!).The June/July 1998 issue contains an article on Ferapontova and the frescoes of Dionysus, which are featured in the Interactive Timeline of The Face of Russia website.Visit our web-site at http://www.rispubs.com.

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