Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies Center Clearing-house on topics related to the area. outreach support for K-12 teachers and college instructors includes: lesson plans, Resources on the silk road and Central Asia, World Wide Web Materials,
A Guide to Curriculum Materials, Historical Distortion and the Twentieth Century Fox film "Anastasia", Mosaic Workshops for teachers of grades K-9 on Russia Nomadism and Islam in Asia, Keypals program A to link classrooms in the U.S. and those in REECAS countries.
How to Make Ukrainian Easter Eggs (Pysanky) Great patterns and step by step instructions for a great art/history/math hands-on acitivity using simple tools and resources. Finished projects can be great gifts for relatives.
An Imperial Fascination: Porcelain Dining with the Czars Companion site for the book: An Imperial Fascination:
PORCELAIN, published by A La Vieille Russie. The book is a
supplemental guide to a loan exhibition from Peterhof, sponsored by the
Ministry of Culture of the USSR, Ministry of Culture of the RFSFR and the
State Museum-Reserve in Peterhof. All the the objects in the exhibition were graciously
loaned from the collections of the State Museum in Peterhof. I located this site while searching for a page for the current(?) exhibit in Reno, Nevada.
Russian Museums - - - - w w w . M u s e u m . R u - - - From the icon identification to the fine details of Web page construction, this is a superior site. Time did not permit a complete examination, but everthing I saw was top shelf. I wonder, how far is the train ride from Gaeta to the closest Russian museum? The TOC is too large to inlcude, so make the leap to the site for details.
Kyrgyzstan Index Offers a close view of a newly independent nation. The teaching materials and the accompanying video help students learn about the history and culture of this nation, the influence of physical geography on culture, and the diversity found in Kyrgyzstan.
Face of Russia PBS site for the series, but very much a "stand alone" page. The very graphical page demonstrates an interesting technique to present the highlights of a lengthy chronology. The page includes a series of Lessons, each aimed at a particuar grade level (but may easily be adapted for higher or lower grades): Design an Icon (Upper Elementary, Middle & High School), The Power of Architecture (Upper Elementary & Middle School), Living Under Communism (Middle School), Interview the Artists (High School), Persona Project (High School).
History & Culture of Russia / Overview Official Site of the Russian National Tourist Office. TOC: Ancient Russia | The Mongols & the Emergence of Moscow | The Romanovs | Napoleon's Invasion | The Path to Revolution | The Soviet Era.
Learner Online -- Exhibits Collection Interactive Exhibits Inspired by Video Series in the Annenberg/CPB Multimedia Collection. Features on Russia, Literature, Statistics, Volcanoes and the Middle Ages. The Exhibits Collection -- Russia covers Russia from its early history to the present. Students will like the interactive activities.
Clicking Anastasia: A Mystery of Romanov Russia Besides the game, the site includes information about the dynasty. Students will enjoy the game more after completing background units on the problems of Russia in the early 20th Century and reading the factual information onsite.
History & Culture of Russia / Overview Official Site of the Russian National Tourist Office. Links to:
Ancient Russia | The Mongols & the Emergence of Moscow | The Romanovs |
Napoleon's Invasion | The Path to Revolution | The Soviet Era.
St. Petersburg Guide Includes The Sheremetev Palace, Marble Palace and the Rumyantsev Palace. The idex for the site also features: The History of Russian Dynasties, Architectural ensembles, Churches & Cathedrals, Museums and Historical Places.
Yale Russian Archive Project Showing a fine list of Russian archive sites. The site is designed to "...facilitate access to the newly available documents in the archives of the former Soviet Union. The YRAP site will provide scholars around the world with detailed information about the archives before they travel to Russia, Ukraine and
other former-Soviet republics." The site also has major sub pages on "Other Websites Regarding Soviet Archival Information" and "Private/Institutional Archival Collections in the U.S."
Exhibit of 19th Century Muslim Life in the Russian Empire Turks & Tatars: An exhibit of the Interactive History Project.
Nice selection of articles and activies on the Czar exhibit of last year and a site to watch for information on the Alexander the Great Exhibit showing at the Florida International Museum until March, 1997.
Ukrainian Famine See also links to: Internal Workings of the Soviet System, Repression and Terror, Secret Police, The Gulag, Collectivization and Industrialization, Anti-Religious Campaigns, Attacks on Intelligentsia, Deportations, Jewish Antifascist Committee, Chernobyl', Perestroika. From the Library of Congress's Soviet Archives exhibit.
Alexander Palace Time Machine I enjoyed the visit to Faberge Treasures from the Alexander Palace...but other links might be more to your liking. Students interested or curious about monarchy will find this site very informative.
Quite a cast of characters with links to:
Catherine II, Paul I, Nickolas I, Alexander I, Alexander II, Alexander III, Nickolas II, Aleksandra Fyodorovna Romanova, Olga Alexandrovna Romanova, Olga Nickolaevna Romanova, Tatiana Nickolaevna Romanova, Maria Nickolaevna Romanova, Anastasia Nickolaevna Romanova, Aleksey Nickolaevich Romanov, Rasputin, Grand Duke Ernst-Louis, Elizabeth Fyodorovna Romanova, Sergey Alexandrovich Romanov, Queen Victoria, Marie Fyodorovna Romanova, Felix Yussupov, Ortino, Dmitri Pavlovich Romanov, Marie Pavlovna Romanova, Natalia Hendrikova, Catherine Schneider, Sophie Buxhoeveden, Anna Vyubova,
Sidney Gibbs, Pierre Gilliard, Mikhail Alexandrovich Romanov, Pyotr Petrov, Vladimir Voyeikov, Giacomo Quarenghi, Anatoli Mikhailovich Kuchumov. See Summer, a virtual tour of the fairytale treasure
house of the Russian Tsars, home of Nickolas and Aleksandra.
Dazhdbog's Grandchildren Russian links. You will like the page on Russian Literature but you will need to read Russian to learn how to make soup and salad (Russian style).
ArtScreens CD's on Russia -- Art,Architecture & History, The Winter Palace, Treasures of the Tsars.
Maksim Razumkin's home page This site took
much too long to load and those with 14.4 modems might take a coffee break.
It includes pictures of the Russian tsars and a genealogical tree of the
family, coat of arms of the cities and towns in Moscow area
Russian Page Links to: Information About Russia,
Rferl HomePage, Teasures of the Czars, Welcome to St. Petersburg! (Russian),
Latest News on Russia/Eastern Europe (Rferl Daily Provides extensive text
files of current news. Older news archived.
Russian and East European Studies Internet Government
and Public Affairs Resources Contains references related to Russian
& Soviet, East European interests, Community, Volunteer, Charitable,
and Relief Efforts, and resources on Environmental Issues. Areas included:
Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, Tatarstan, Turkmenistan
and Uzbekistan. This is a large site packed with information and links.