When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years. - Mark Twain
Folklore and fairy tales are an important part of our histories and heritage. Below we have listed some resources about this from Russia and from the United States.
From the Association for International Education, these pages provide a good background on Russian culture. Included are subjects like dance, cuisine, art, architecture plus many more interesting subjects.
Russian Fairy Tales *
From a very nice web site on Russian lacquer art. This is an illustrated collection of Russian Fairy Tales often depicted on the lacquer boxes. A must see!
Russian Folk Tales *
Maintained by Masha Holl, this site provides the background on the 4 types folk tales, along with several resources.
St.Petersburg State Puppet Theatre of Fairy-Tale *
The St. Petersburg State Puppet Theatre of Fairy-Tale site contains much information about the theatre, including: news, theatre history, descriptions of currently performed plays, and contact information. The site is in Russian only.
Sunbirds' Russian Fairy Talkes, Stories and Legends in Short *
Numerous short and interestingtales are presented here.
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