The IRC launches its commemoration of the Great War with Vsevolod Pudovkin's The End of Saint Petersburg, which secured his place as one of the pioneers of modern film. Released along with Sergei Eisenstein's October in 1927, this silent classic also commemorated the tenth anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution by depicting the events of October 1917 as flowing out of the crisis of the First …more
Released the same year as Pudovkin's The End of Saint Petersburg to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution, Eisenstein's film has emerged as one of world cinema's best known and often quoted classics. Enjoy delicious Russian food and great cinema. Bring a friend for a special night out with the AU Initiative for Russian Culture.
This event at the Russian Embassy is open to …more
Released in 1991, Shakhnazarov's Assassin of the Tsar tells the story of asylum patient Timofyev (Malcolm McDowell) who claims to be the man who murdered Tsar Alexander II in 1881 and his grandson Tsar Nicholas II in 1918. Enjoy delicious Russian food and great cinema. Bring a friend for a special night out with the AU Initiative for Russian Culture and Special Guest Mr. Karen Shakhnazarov, the …more
An Initiative for Russian Culture Holiday Celebration in the spirit of the Christmas season to celebrate our efforts in promoting greater cultural understanding. A delightful evening of dinner, dessert, music and song with acclaimed opera star Askar Abdrazakov and award-winning pianist Yuri Shadrin. Friday, December 5, 2014 at 6:30 pm at the Embassy of the Russian Federation.
Released in 1975, Sergei Bondarchuk's film They Fought for Their Country immediately became a classic. The story of a Soviet platoon fighting a rearguard action during the German drive on Stalingrad features some of the best Soviet actors of the time: Bondarchuk, Vasily Shukshin, Viacheslav Tikhonov, Yuri Nikulin, Innokenty Smoktunovsky and Nonna Mordiukova, among others. Join us for a Q&A after …more