Welcome to Russian Virginia!

Russian culture is an exciting part of life in the state of Virginia. Few people know that the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) owns 700+ pieces of Russian art, some of them truly outstanding. You might know about the famous Fabergé eggs, but not about the pictures by 19th-century Russian masters. Or that Sweet Briar College has a collection of a collection fascinating Stalin-era ideological posters. Or that there are so many fine Russian restaurants, stores, and active Eastern Orthodox churches across Virginia.

The broader goal of the Russian Virginia project is to create, and continue to build and enhance, an authoritative but user-friendly Web resource on all things Russian in the state of Virginia—colleges and universities, restaurants and stores, churches, libraries, cultural sites, museums, clubs and organizations, high schools, and other locations and Russian-related events, to be considered as opportunities arise. In addition, an archive on this page offers you useful, well-written research completed by undergraduate students across Virginia. The web page, we hope, will enrich users’ appreciation of the Russian cultural world available in our state.

Please be in touch with us if you have Russian-related events or places that you would like to promote.

We would like to thank the University of Virginia Scholars’ Lab for their help with this project.

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