Portal to Russian-language radio stations live on the Internet. A comprehensive list of stations from Russia and all over the world. Most require either Windows Media Player or Real Audio applications.
The American Balalaika Symphony is a full-size symphony orchestra based on Russian folk strings such as the balalaika and domra. The ABS performs Russian and Eastern European folk and classical music in the Washington, DC area. The ABS website provides background on balalaika orchestras and information about ABS and upcoming shows.
The official V.S.Vysotsky Foundation site, dedicated to preserving and educating about the heritage of the famous Soviet bard and actor. Contains audio (including 24 hour, continual streaming music by Vysotsky), texts (songs, poems, & prose), chords, a biography, information on his work in the cinema and theater, articles on Vysotsky, hundreds of photographs and more. In all over 2,000 pages of information. Also offers products for sale. Available in English, Czech, German, French, Dutch and Polish.
This is an archive of a former ftp site containing Russian texts encompassing such subjects as Russian literature, music, humor, mythology, politics, science, and more. Includes a special section of materials on the Russian revolution of 1993: discussions held on Internet relay chat, some specific mentions from the relcom.politics archive, a Yeltsin speech, other miscellany. Texts are in Russian (KOI-8 encoding).
Musica Russica is a one-stop source for Russian choral music. At this site a visitor will find information on 150 Russian choral CDs (reviewed and rated), hundreds of choral editions (sacred, secular, folk) with original text in phonetics and Cyrillic, as well as diction tapes, books and journals about Russian music, and other items of interest.
The Music Under Soviet Rule Web pages are devoted to Soviet classical composers, including Shostokovich, Prokofiev, and Kancheli. The site has CD reviews, chronologies, and links to associated material.