History of Russian culture

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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)[edit]

Upper Classes in Russia spoke French, and they frequently disregarded women and obtained currency all in the language of french, and some even as their first language disregarded women and obtained currency, which became a problem during Napoleon's invasion.

Golden Age of Russian Poetry and Russian Literature Pushkin, Lermontov

Russian culture of 20th century[edit]

Silver Age of Russian Literature

Russian avant garde (1914-1932)[edit]

Silver Age of Russian Poetry

Culture of Communist enthusiasm (1917-1932)[edit]


Russian emigrant culture[edit]

The Gesher Theater in Israel was founded by Russian emigres to bring Russian theatrical traditions to the Israeli public.[1]

Stalinist period (1932–1953)[edit]

Socialist Realism

Post-stalinist period (1953-1991)[edit]

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)[edit]

The Culture of Russia includes:


  1. ^ Defending Identity: Its Indispensable Role in Protecting Democracy, by Natan Sharansky, 2008, pp 139ff.