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    Table of Contents:

  • Welcome to "Faces of Russia: Past and Present - The Online Journal" - a unique online journal dedicated to all aspects of Russian history and culture.From Brighton Beach to Alexander Pushkin's poetry to Russians in Hollywood- we cover it all!

    The articles are written by a group of talented international writers from all over the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan - just to name a few. New articles are added almost every week: look for the New! tags as you scroll down. To find the subject you are interested in easier, please click on individual categories in the Table of Contents, above right ^^.

    If you have any questions or comments for the author(s), would like to discuss any article you have read here, or would like to contribute an article to this journal - please feel free to contact us at

    Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting St. Petersburg in the spring of 2006
    Travelogue by Raegan Baker New!
    Image hosted by Virtual Tour of Graves of Famous (or Infamous) Russians
    by Helen Azar and Margarita Nelipa
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    by Helen Azar and Irene Johnson New!

    (Don't miss Irene's review of one of Brighton's Russian cafes!)

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    by Raegan Baker New!
    Image hosted by ST PETERSBURG and the ALEXANDER PALACE, Tsarskoe Selo
    Recent photos by Robert Hall New!
    Tsarskoe Selo: A Unique Perspective
    by Helen Azar
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    by Helen Azar
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    We need submit your travelogue!
    Books With Voltaire Marginalia in the Imperial Library at Tsarskoe Selo
    by Irina Zaitseva. Translated from Russian by Helen Azar



    Alexander III: an Imperial Death surrounded by Myth
    by Margarita Nelipa


    Rasputin's Apartment: Interview with Current Resident
    Translated by Helen Azar


    Famous Graves at Moscow's Novodevich'e Cemetery
    by Margarita Nelipa


    Alexander Pushkin: The Poet's Life and Work
    Poetry Translations and Biography by Margarita Nelipa

    New poetry translations!

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    by Margarita Nelipa
    Image Hosted by Ivan the Terrible
    By Katrina Kitchen
    Image Hosted by Prominent Russian Poets
    Biographies and poetry (translations) by Margarita Nelipa
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    Short Biographies
    We need authors (click on link for more info)
    The Imperial Library Collection at Tsarskoe Selo
    by Helen Azar - Coming soon!


      Romanov Imperial Bones Revisited: why does doubt remain about who is buried in the St. Petersburg Fortress?
    by Margarita Nelipa and Helen Azar New!
    Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting Rasputin: A Modern Forensic Assessment of the murder. What was the real cause of death?
    by Margarita Nelipa Coming Soon!!!
    More... SEARCH Foundation, Inc.
    More... New Claims That the Remains of the Russian Imperial Family Are Still Missing....
    The Anastasia Cloning Project?
    A Fun Way to Learn About the Latest Developments in Science... by Dave K
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    Peter the Great's Museum of Ethnography, Anthropology and "Medical Curiousities"
    Maps More...
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    Maps A Research Study of the Town of Tsarskoe Selo and Its Historical Museums
    By Helen Azar
    Maps Visiting the Davis Center Library at Harvard University
    By Helen Azar
    Alerts English Language Literature
    Coordinated by Helen Azar - Read the reviews inside.
    Alerts Russian Language Literaturee
    Gilbert's Royal Bookss
    What's new in 2006
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    by Helen Azar
    Image Hosted by RUSSIANS IN HOLLYWOOD: A Historical Chronicle
    by Liane Schirmer
    Image Hosted by RUSSIAN ARKK
    by Paul Seymore

    "The Making of Russian Ark" Documentary

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    Amber object d'art and jewerly, individually handmade by professional artisan who worked on reconstruction of the current Amber Room. New!
    Maps "Amazing Race" in St Petersburg
    by Paul Seymore
    Maps "Enemy at the Gates" and the Battle of Stalingradd
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    By Cheryl Rychkova
    Maps Ballet Russes
    By Cheryl Rychkova
    Alerts Legend of Anastasia in Japann
    Two articles by Ayano Fukui New!
    Alerts A Historical novel about Tsesarevich Nicholas of Russia and the Otsu incidentt
    Alerts Yet another Anastasia claimant Japanese..
    Alerts Hermitage Exhibit in Japan
    Translated by Junichi Hayashi
    Maps Nagai Gets Awarded for "Proving the Last Tsar's Remains Belong to Someone Else"..
    Written/translated by Junichi Hayashi
    Alerts More...
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    Alerts Traditional Russian Recipes
    Submit your favorites
    Alerts The Russian Banya
    By Cheryl Rychkova
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    by George Hawkins

    New! Read about Russian Orthodox Christmas

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    Maps How to submit your article
    Russia Related Links

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