An American's Comic Encounter with Bolshevik Russia
Released in 1924, Lev Kuleshov's film is notable as the first silent comedy to explicitly challenge American stereotypes about Soviet Russia. Mr. West and his cowboy friend Jeddie find themselves embroiled with anti-revolutionary gangsters as they arrive in Moscow to spread the YMCA message.
Come enjoy delicious Russian food and great cinema. …more
Hillwood and the Initiative for Russian Culture at American University are pleased to present a symposium complementing Hillwood's exhibition Passion of the Empress: Catherine the Great's Art Patronage.
Explore the life of Catherine the Great, from her provincial beginnings as minor Prussian princess to her coronation and life as the Empress of Russia. Art collecting and patronage was central …more
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