June 11, 2015 6:30-8:30
Brookline Liquort Mart
1354 Commonwealth Ave
Boston, MA 02134

Explore beer styles with roots in Eastern Europe as interpreted by European and American producers, plus authentic food pairings and other nibbles.
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Performance, Panel Discussion, Book Signing

April 23, 2015 7:30 pm

8 St. Mary's St, Rm 206
Boston University
Photonics Center

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Presented in partnership with the BU Center for the Study of Europe and Cervena Barva Press.


With special guest: clarinetist Stephen Bates

Von Weber, Stravinsky, Tchaikovsky

March 8, 2015 3:00 pm
St. Anna's Chapel
Newburyport, MA

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The Rimsky-Korsakov String Quartet in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Rachmaninoff All-Night Vigil
The Cantata Singers

January 24, Cambridge
January 31, Wellesley

BRAI director Anna Winestein will give pre-concert lectures for both performances.
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Boston's Cantata Singers perform Rachmaninoff's ethereal and poignant All-Night Vigil in the original Church Slavonic.
Vaclav Havel Film Series, 11/24 - 12/11

Cambridge, Boston, Clinton, MA

BRAI/BRCP presented screenings exploring and honoring the political and artistic legacy of Czech dramatist and statesman Vaclav Havel.

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Co-presented with the Brattle Theater, WorldBoston, Boston University Center for the Study of Europe and the Museum of Russian Icons.

Screenings supported by the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Washington.
BALL 11.22.2014

Saturday November 22
Algonquin Club of Boston
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BRCP celebrated the centenary of Stravinsky's opera The Nightingale.

The honoree of the gala dinner was philanthropist and collector Gordon Lankton.

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Enjoy dance and voice performances, dancing to the Jason Benjamin Jazz Quintet and explore the meeting of art from East and West.

Thursday October 30
Algonquin Club of Boston

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Salon concert by the Rimsky-Korsakov Quartet, a St. Petersburg ensemble that performs and records widely internationally.

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The Quartet:
Mikhail Bondarev (violin)
Ekaterina Belisova (violin)
Alexei Popov (viola)
Anton Andreev (cello).
Rimsky-Korsakov Quartet on October 30th w/ special guest Aaron Larget-Caplan and BRCP director Anna Winestein. Photo by Kalman Zabarsky.

July 17 2014 6:30 - 8:30
Cafe St. Petersburg
Newton Centre

BRCP presents a tasting dedicated to the legendary Eastern European spirit!

Sample a carefully curated group of diverse styles of vodkas from various countries, accompanied by traditional food pairings called 'zakuski'.

T accessible (D line).

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A still-life featuring some of the classic foods consumed with vodka--pickles, smoked fish, bread (often with pork-back).

The Romanovs through Today
May 18 2014 10:00 - 5:00

Boston, MA & Clinton, MA

Join us on Sunday May 18th for a guided excursion into fine and decorative art in Boston and beyond from the sphere of Russian cultural influence.

Outing includes visits to a museum & artist studios, and brunch. Bus transportation provided.

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Image: The Durnovo Casket, Silver gilt, enamel and lapis lazuli, 1889, Firm of Ovchinnikov, Russia. Photo © Giovanni Lundardi Photography
Currently on view in The Tsar's Cabinet show @ Museum of Russian Icons

March 20 2014 6:30-8:30 pm
Brookline Liquort Mart
1354 Commonwealth Ave
Boston, MA 02134

Inaugural BRCP tasting showcases 10 wines and spirits from Georgia, Ukraine, Armenia, and Latvia.

NB: Finger food provided.

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Alexander Sokurov Retrospective

In connection with the New England premiere of Alexander Sokurov's Faust, which concludes the "Men of Power" tetralogy, the MFA and BRCP present the entire series, which also includes Moloch, Taurus and The Sun.

January 2-19, 2014
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
465 Huntington Avenue

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Still from Alexander Sokurov's new film, Faust (Russia, 2011)
The Role of Cultural Diplomacy

A conversation with the former US Ambassador to Russia (2008-2012) and Bulgaria (2005-2008), John Beyrle, moderated by the Executive Director of the BRCP, Anna Winestein. Ambassador Beyrle has been a proponent of American cultural diplomacy, and a great specialist on not only Eastern-European politics, but the region's culture. This event will explore what works and what doesn't in the region and why cultural diplomacy matters.

December 11, 2013, 5:00 pm
Boston University Center for the Study of Europe
154 Bay State Road

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Photograph by Elizabeth Amrien.

Ambassador John Beyrle (l) speaks about cultural diplomacy, December 11,2013.
BRCP Executive Director Anna Winestein (r) moderated the discussion.

On November 16, 2013 the BRCP's Salomé Ball took place at the Algonquin Club of Boston. View the photo gallery HERE

Salome Ball Invitation

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Adrina DeVitre performs Veils and Tears, choreographed by Rebecca Rice at the BRCP's Salomé Ball on 11.16.2013. Read press coverage about the ball

Photograph by Kalman Zabarsky, ©2013 Kalman Zabarsky & Anna Winestein.
Flowers of the Steppe: Festival of Kazakh Cinema took place in Boston and Washington, DC on November 14-20, 2012.

Read an article about the festival.

Read an interview with festival participants HERE

Photograph by Kathy Tarantola, ©2013 Peabody Essex Museum.
Marcus Romeo performs Gem, choreographed by Rebecca Rice and produced by Anna Winestein (Exec, Director of the BRCP) at the opening of the Peabody Essex Museum's Fabergé Revealed, on 06.19.2013.HERE.. Program details HERE.

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