Celebrate the golden age of imperial Russia and share your favourite classics with us.

Russia and the Arts celebrates the golden age of Russian culture that took place between the late 1860s and the First World War. Tolstoy and Dostoevsky were publishing masterpieces such as Anna Karenina and The Brothers Karamazov, Mussorgsky, Tchaikovsky and Rimsky-Korsakov were taking Russian music to new heights, while Chekhov’s plays were presenting a new psychological depth to the nation’s theatregoers.

Help us capture this rich range of cultural achievements from the era by sharing your favourite Russian classic with us on social media. Whether it’s a treasured novel, a stirring symphony or bold ballet, a work from your collection or a personal selection, we want to know what it is and why you love it.

Share your chosen works with us on Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #RussiaArts.