CORNELL COLLEGE, Mount Vernon, Iowa

RUS 281: Introduction to Russian Culture and Civilization
Prof. Lynne Ikach

Some Readings & Links to Russian Resources



Mikhail Lermontov
--"My Native Land" (1841)
--"Dream" (1841)
--"Death of a Poet" (1837)

Aleksandr Pushkin:
--Pushkin Page on

Lev Tolstoy, "A Prisoner in the Caucasus" (1870)

Vladmir Makanin, "The Prisoner from the Caucasus" (1994)

Anna Akhmatova:
--Selected poems
--Akhmatova Page by Prof. H. Gutman, University of Vermont
--Akhmatova Page on
--Olga's Gallery--biographical information and portraits of Akhmatova

From the Ends to the Beginning: A Bilingual Anthology of Russian Verse

Russian Resources:

The St. Petersburg Times: An on-line English-language newspaper published in Russia. It contains an "Arts and Features" section, which is a good source for finding information on current cultural events.

The Moscow Times: Another on-line English-language newspaper by the same publisher.

Sher's Russian Index: This is a megasite where you will be able to find a great deal of material on Russia.

Russian Painting: This website, created by Dr. Alexander Boguslawski and his students at Rollins College in Florida, is an excellent source of information on Russian art.

A History of Russia: Professor Petrovich taught Balkan and Russian History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His multimedia lectures were well known throughout the state. The following edited lectures are designed to acquaint a new generation with Michael Petrovich’s multimedia Russian History Courses. The lectures provide a good overview to the study of Russian History.

Bucknell University Russian Materials Page: Organized by topic, this site provides original materials and many links to other websites about Russia.

Russian at Cornell College