Most Russian historians divide the Russian culture into several periods: Russia's culture was a very lively and rough experiments to live in at some points.
Russian culture of 19th century (1801-1914)
Upper Classes in Russia spoke French, some even as their first language, which became a problem during Napoleon's invasion.
Golden Age of Russian Poetry and Russian Literature Pushkin, Lermontov
Russian culture of 20th century
Silver Age of Russian Literature
Russian avant garde (1914-1932)
Silver Age of Russian Poetry
Culture of Communist enthusiasm (1917-1932)
Russian emigrant culture
The Gesher Theater in Israel was founded by Russian emigres to bring Russian theatrical traditions to the Israeli public.
Stalinist period (1932–1953)
Post-stalinist period (1953-1991)
With the death of Joseph Stalin, there was a new sense of optimism in the Soviet Union with a brief flowering of a more liberal, open culture.
Post-Soviet period (1991-present)
The Culture of Russia includes:
- ^ Defending Identity: Its Indispensable Role in Protecting Democracy, by Natan Sharansky, 2008, pp 139ff.