Welcome to our Russian Folklore Collection! This is the place to explore our findings from past expeditions. We’ve organized our pictures, recordings, videos, and writings by location.

American teachers can also find lesson plans in our educational material archive and any curious individual can find our list of recommended Russian literature and history books.

Folklore Archive

  • Malanca in Rural Moldova

    Moldova, Ocniţa district, Clocuşna and nearby villages January 2019 Principle Investigator: Dr. Svetlana Sorokina In parts of rural Moldova, the old calendar Christmas season is vigorously celebrated with a mix... Read More

  • Batama singers

    Russia, Irkutsk Province

    Zima District, Batama village June 2008Principal Investigator: Dr. Yelena Minyonok During July 2008, American Friends of Russian Folklore led an expedition to record songs and folklore of Siberian villages.  Click... Read More

  • Belarus, Brest province

    Pruzhany and Byarozava districts, Kabaki and Soshitsy villages August 11-22, 2011Principle Investigator: Dr. Yelena Minyonok Our 2011 expedition to southwest Belarus reflected the lasting impact of a bloody and turbulent... Read More

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