Russian Fine Arts

Russian Fine Arts

Russian fine arts is synonymous with magnificent galleries and world renowned artists. From the icon paintings of 11th century Kievan Rus’ to the contemporary art of the 21st century, visitors are amazed to discover Russia’s rich and dynamic art history and culture. Russian Art Forms / Genres Purchase Russian Art Must See Arts Galleries Regional Fine...

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Russian Opera

Russian Opera

Dating back to the mid 18th century, Russian opera was one of the first West European performing arts to be embraced by a Russian audience. Thanks to a long list of great Russian composers and talented writers, opera in Russia and Ukraine has since gained a high level of respect both at home and abroad. The following outline gives a summary of Russian opera from its...

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Traditional Russian Folk Dance

Traditional Russian Folk Dance

Traditional Russian folk dance is as broad and diverse as the nation itself. While most foreigners identify traditional Russian dance with the stomping and and knee bending characteristic of Eastern Slavic dance styles, many forget about traditions of dance that originated from Turkic, Uralic, Mongolic and Caucasian peoples who are also native to Russia. Below we...

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Traditional Ukrainian Dance

Traditional Ukrainian Dance

Traditional Ukrainian dance is one of Ukraine’s most recognized cultural exports. Known and respected worldwide, audiences are not only entertained with the energetic, often fast paced dance, but by also by elaborate, hand embroidered costume and accompanying folk music. Today, Ukrainian folk dance is mostly performed as choreographed stage performances,...

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