Tag Archives: Events


The young violinist with “a gift for dramatic pacing and a distinctive, convincing sense of poetry” performs Tchaikovsky’s stirring violin concerto alongside the NSO with “jaw-dropping virtuosity” (The Washington Post).

  • Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35
  • Debussy: La mer
  • Ravel: La valse


The majestic Firebird rises on stage to tell its enchanted tale of transformation. Stunning larger-than-life puppetry from the creators of War Horse fuses with contemporary South African dance set to Stravinsky’s ravishing score. Co-commissioners: Wolf Trap Foundation, Ravinia Festival, Hollywood Bowl, The Mann Center, Saratoga Performing Arts Center, and Sun Valley Summer Symphony.

Museums and Exhibitions

Descriptions of these museums were written by the institutions themselves. Please contact individual museums for the most up-to-date information.

Chrysler Museum of Art
Welcome to the Chrysler Museum of Art’s collection that includes more than 30,000 works of art! The Museum has over 30 objects of Russian photography, pottery, and iconography.

If you have any questions about our collection, we would love to hear from you! For further inquiries, please contact us at collection@chrysler.org.

Address: One Memorial Place, Norfolk, Virginia 23510
Phone: (757) 664-6200

The Cold War Museum
The Cold War Museum has over $3 million in Cold War era artifacts in storage waiting to be displayed. The collection includes over 3,000 books, a 5,000 sq ft Cuban Missile Crisis Display, an SA-2 Missile, Nike Missiles, items from the USS Pueblo, USS Liberty, the U-2 Incident, Berlin Airlift, Corona Spy Satellite program, US and Soviet space programs, USMLM, and a variety of related Cold War items from international events and activities.

The Cold War Museum is a charitable organization dedicated to education, preservation, and research on the global, ideological, and political confrontations between East and West from the end of World War II to the dissolution of the Soviet Union. The Cold War Museum is cultivating relationships with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the Komitet Gosudarstvennoy Besopasnosti (KGB), the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), and the National Archives, federal, state, and local entities, for-profit and non-profit organizations, worldwide veteran organizations, and individual citizens.

Address: 7142 Lineweaver Rd., Warrenton, VA 20187
Phone: (540) 341-2008

The Fralin Museum of Art
Collection of Russian and Greek Icons

Address: Thomas H. Bayly Building, 155 Rugby Road,
PO Box 400119, Charlottesville VA 22904-4119
Phone: (434) 924-3592

Lazare Gallery: Russian Art Gallery
Located in rural Charles City County, Virginia, far from the capitals of the fashionable art world, Lazare Gallery is nonetheless the epicenter of the West’s discovery of the surpassing beauty of Russian Realism.

The gallery recognizes the importance of and focus on the most skilled artists of the Moscow School of Russian Realism, the world’s greatest realism art movement of the 20th Century.

Address: 4641 Kimages Wharf Rd., Charles City, VA 23030
Phone: (804) 829-5001

Museum of Sweet Briar College
Collection of Soviet Posters

Contact: Dr. Karol Lawson
Email: klawson@sbc.edu
Address: Sweet Briar College, 134 Chapel Road, Sweet Briar, VA 24595
Phone: (434) 381-6248

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
In 1947 Lillian Thomas Pratt bequeathed to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts her remarkable collection of more than 400 Russian objects, including five Imperial Easter Eggs and approximately 170 additional works from the House of Fabergé. The collection is off-view as it travels to venues in North America and East Asia.

Address: 200 N. Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23030
Phone: (804) 829-5001

Clubs and Organizations

Descriptions of these clubs and organizations were written by the groups themselves. Please contact individual groups for the most up-to-date information.

Russian Speakers of Richmond Meet-Up                                                    Meet local Russian language and culture lovers! Have fun practicing, learning new phrases and sentences and finally understanding those verb conjugations! All ages and levels welcome.

Russian Club and Culture (The College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, Virginia Tech)
The Russian Club and Culture is an organization for students or anybody in the Blacksburg area interested in the Russian language or culture.

To be added to the Russian Club listserv please e-mail James Flanagan, President of the Russian Club, using the link above (scroll to the bottom of the page and select “Russian”).

Russian Club at Ferrum
Russian Club (scroll down the page to find the club listing) – Welcomes interest and membership from any Ferrum College student. The club attends performances highlighting Russian art, song, dance, culture, and speakers. Club members also become familiar with traditional Russian songs and dances, Russian arts and crafts, present performances, and hold workshops on these topics.

Russian Club at Old Dominion University: As of January 9, 2017, this club was defunct.

The Russian House at William and Mary                                                        The Russian House offers weekly Russian tea hours, tutoring, and monthly parties. If you have questions about Russian grammar and phonetics, culture, holidays, and traditions, the Russian House is the place to come. If you are a native speaker and you feel your Russian is rusty, you will find interesting conversation and games in the Russian House. Check their Facebook page (linked above) for information on current events.

Russian Music Ensemble at William and Mary                                            The Russian Music Ensemble serves to educate interested members of the W&M community about Russian folk music and how to perform it. The ensemble regularly rehearses folk songs from Russia and other eastern European countries with the intention of performing at various events during the year. For more information, contact russianmusic@email.wm.edu, or check their Facebook page, which is linked above.

Russian Tea at University of Virginia
Russian tea and conversation events are held on a bi-weekly basis in New Cabell Hall 236. Students, faculty, staff, and community members of all proficiency levels come together for Russian conversation practice, while enjoying tea and treats! Events tend to revolve around central themes, including holiday celebrations, student exhibitions, poetry readings, humor, and music. Be sure to follow the official Facebook for announcements about upcoming discussion topics and events:  https://www.facebook.com/UVaRussianTea/

Please contact Maria Bakatkina at msb4wq@virginia.edu for additional information.

Slavic Student Association at University of Virginia
Slavic Student Association at UVA is a union of students who share a similar cultural background, nationality, ethnicity, or interest in Slavic, Eastern European, and CIS languages and cultures. Although we only include Slavic in our name for simplicity, we represent a large variety of cultures and languages ranging from those of Eastern European countries to those of CIS and other former Soviet Union states.
 Our goal is to get to know each other, have fun events, and provide a home base of people who share the same interests and background!

 Please contact Jacob Cash using the link above for additional information.

Exhibit: Russian Realist Painters

                   BEST WORKS

by Renowned 20th Century Russian Realist Painters at 

                   Lazare Gallery

At a time when the influences of contemporary art movements were suppressed within Social Realism, a distinct diversity was cultivated among Russian Realist artists . Like the masters before them, they expressed themselves by becoming the unequivocal best within their distinct genre of painting, creating a lasting legacy. Visit Lazare Gallery to view some of the best works by noteworthy 20th century Russian Realist artists.
4641 Kimages Wharf Rd.
Charles City, VA 23030

Open by appointment only; please call 804-829-5001 for scheduling.