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Center for Cultural Resources - Europe: Russia

Resources on Europe from the Center for Cultural Resources, Indiana University Southeast Library

Russia (RUR) and (RUS)

There are two Russian kits:

RUR Russia and Commonwealth of Independent States

RUS USSR: Soviet Union, focused on Russian history (RUS)

Each kit consists of 1 container of artifacts, 1 container of resources based on the universal 12 themes and two book bags

Useful Links

Artifact Photos

Book Photos

Key Terms

Matroyska Dolls, or Russian nesting dolls, are a set of wooden dolls of decreasing size which nest inside one another. 

Faberge Eggs, are decorative often jeweled eggs created by House Fabrege in St. Petersburg, Russia. Famously given as Easter gifts by Russian Czars.

Czars, are Russian kings. Famous examples are Peter I and Nicholas II.

St. Petersburg, served as the capital of Imperial Russia from 1704 to 1917. Established by Peter I.

Peter I, also known as Peter the great, established the Russian Empire in 1721.

Nicholas II, was the final Russian Czar. He reigned from 1894 to 1917. 

The Soviet Union governed Russia from 1917 to 1991. Established by Vladimir Lenin as a socialist state.  

Country Flag

Country Map

Kit Contents

RUS USSR Kit 1 of 2 (resources)


  1. Soviet Union Map
  2. Beautiful Tallinn
  3. Baikal Service
  4. World Map
  5. Tourist Map
  6. World Newspaper of the Week
  7. Passport to New World
  8. Postcard Set
  9. ​Moskow Postcard Set
  10. Postcard Set
  11. Postcard Set
  12. Mockba Moskow
  13. Country #225
  14. A Russian Voyage
  15. Crimea
  16. YKPAIHA Map
  17. The End of the USSR
  18. Oikeudet
  19. Russia by River
  20. Flashback


  1. L'Estonie
  2. n/a
  3. Science no Longer
  4. Russian Newspaper
  5. Picture
  6. From Russia (2)
  7. Crimea
  8. Siberia
  9. National Geographic
  10. Wolf Rites of Winter
  11. Russians will still struggle with new identity


  1. Recipes (2)
  2. Poster
  3. What's the Difference? Poster
  4. What's the Difference? Poster
  5. What's the Difference? Poster
  6. What's the Difference? Poster
  7. What's the Difference? Poster
  8. What's the Difference? Poster
  9. Russian Buffet
  10. Restaurant Cards (2)
  11. Russian Menu
  12. Popcorn Bag
  13. Healthcare
  14. Recipe Cards (6)
  15. Notebook of Paper

Natural World

  1. Petroleum Frontier
  2. Russia's Land
  3. Oceanarium
  4. Let It Be
  5. Siberia
  6. The Orenburg Land
  7. Siberian Tiger
  8. The World's Great Lake
  9. Across the Russian Wilds
  10. Black Dragon River


  1. Ukrainian Easter Eggs
  2. Pysanka
  3. Ukrainian Pysanka Designs
  4. Remnants of a failed Utopia
  5. Treasures of the Czars
  6. Insight
  7. Russian Revival
  8. Postcard
  9. Architecture
  10. Beauty & Bargains
  11. Egg Decorator
  12. Sovietski Collection
  13. Russian Fairytales
  14. n/a
  15. About Pysanky
  16. Hidden Treasures
  17. Russian Imperial

Past/Future Cultures

  1. One Day in Russia 1917
  2. Russia to the Revolution
  3. Treasures of the Czars
  4. Communism to Capitalism
  5. Soviet Collection
  6. Postcard Set

Kit 2 of 2 (artifacts)

Book Bag Contents

Including; Children's books, picture books, and informational texts, and geographical texts

Music of the USSR

Page Created by Teacher Candidates

Wesley Tutt enjoys investigating history with his students and helping them build valuable critical thinking skills while empathizing with others from the past and present. His goal is to influence students into becoming global citizens who take positive action for a better and more empathetic society. He is also a Francophile who loves sharing this passion with students as they begin to widen their horizons through learning a new language.

Online Resources

Theme 11 - Values / Service

The Church of the Transfiguration of Our Savior on Ilyina Street, Veliky Novgorod

Mapping Eastern Europe, Princeton University

See Media Notebook, RUR Artifacts Kit, for postcards of church.