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Slavic and Central European Sights of Interest:
Washington, DC and Vicinity

Angela Cannon and Harry Leich
European Division

Washington is not an "ethnic" city in the usual understanding of the term. No Polish neighborhoods, Slavic markets, Greek bookstores, or the like. Ethnic groups most heavily represented in the area's current population come from elsewhere in the world, arriving in the wake of post-World War II wars, Cold War-era revolutions, and economic upheaval in Afghanistan, Cuba, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Haiti, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Nigeria, Korea, and Viet Nam.

Nevertheless, there is much of interest here to Slavists and specialists in Eastern and Central Europe, particularly when it comes to churches, libraries, and embassies. The largest library in the world, the Library of Congress, is here, with extensive collections from all the countries of the former USSR and Eastern Europe, and dozens of staff members with area and language expertise. The presence of important federal government agencies in the city and its environs (State, Commerce, Agriculture, CIA, NSA, and many others), as well as think tanks, policy-related organizations, non-profits, world-class museums, several universities, and national headquarters of many professional and advocacy groups means that there is more activity related to the former Soviet Union and Eastern, Central, and Southeastern Europe than would at first appear.

This guide is an attempt to gather current information about places of interest to people in Slavic/Russian/Soviet/East- and Central European studies disciplines. Most entries are annotated with additional information, and some include a photograph. Basic data include street address, telephone, e-mail and website, if available. Postal addresses are in Washington DC unless otherwise indicated. If a site is within half a mile walking distance of a metro subway station, that is indicated. Visitors in most cases should check ahead of time by phone or e-mail before visiting sites: for example, most embassies are not open to visitors except on official business, and churches and synagogues are ordinarily closed except before and during services.

Listings here are for informational and educational purposes only. The compilers are employed by the European Division of the Library of Congress. However, the presence or absence of a specific institution, site, organization, or monument does not constitute approval, disapproval, recommendation, or endorsement, nor represent the official views of the U.S. Government, the Library of Congress, or the European Division, but rather reflects the compilers' considered opinions, as of mid-2006, of what might be of interest to visitors to the Washington DC metropolitan area.

We use the following broad subject categories:

Bookstores

Icon & Book Service
1217 Quincy St. NE 20017
(202) 526-6061
http://www.iconbook.org
Metro: Brookland/CUA (Red line)
Primarily an icon and liturgical supply shop, but with a good selection of Eastern Orthodox and Eastern Catholic books as well.
Newman Foundation Bookstore
3025 Fourth St. NE, Suite 120 20017
(800) 936-3962
Fax: (202) 526-6725
http://www.newmanbookstore.com
Metro: Brookland/CUA (Red Line)
Huge bookstore for theological, philosophical, and religious scholarly and popular literature, on the Catholic University campus, with many titles relating to the Orthodox and Eastern Christian world.
Russia On Line Bookstore
PO Box 558
Kensington, MD 20895-0558
301/933-0607
http://www.russia-on-line.com
Relatively new supplier of Russian books and other materials, primarily by mail order, but with a small collection of recent publications available for browsing and purchase on-site.

Cemeteries

Cedar Hill Cemetery
4111 Pennsylvania Avenue
Suitland, MD 20746-1997
301-568-5400
Has an extensive Ukrainian section.
Columbia Gardens
3411 Arlington Blvd. (US 50)
Arlington, VA 22201
(703) 527-7774
http://www.cgmemorials.com
This suburban cemetery has about 30 Russian graves.
Rock Creek Chapel Rock Creek Cemetery
Rock Creek Church Road &
Webster St. NW 20008
202-829-0585
http://www.rockcreekparish.org
Metro: Fort Totten
(Green, Red lines)
Orthodox sections with many Russian, Bulgarian, and Serbian burials include: Section V in the extreme northern part of the cemetery, under the care of St. John the Baptist Russian Orthodox Church (ROCOR; this section includes a tiny chapel built by the parish and consecrated in 2005); and Sections 3, 4, and 5 in the western part of the cemetery, under the jurisdiction of St. Nicholas Orthodox Cathedral (OCA). Many Latvian burials are in Section 4.

Churches

Image of Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception
400 Michigan Avenue NE 20017
(202) 526-8300
http://www.nationalshrine.com
Metro: Brookland/CUA (Red line)
Largest Catholic church in the Washington area, with many ethnic chapels on the main level and the in crypt level beneath the nave. Includes Czech, Slovenian, and Ruthenian (Eastern rite) chapels.
Epiphany Catholic Church
2712 Dumbarton St. NW 20007
(202) 965-1610
http://georgetownepiphany.org
Home of the local Lithuanian mission; has a monthly Lithuanian mass.
Epiphany of our Lord Byzantine Catholic Church
3410 Woodburn Road
Annandale, VA 22003
(703) 573-3986
http://www.epiphanyofourlord.org
Slovak/Rusyn/Hungarian
Holy Cross Romanian Orthodox Church
5150 Leesburg Pike
Alexandria, VA 22302
(703) 671-1919
http://www.sfantacruce.org
Holy Family Ukrainian Catholic Church Holy Family Ukrainian Catholic Church
4250 Harewood Road NE 20017
(202) 526-3737
http://www.ucns-holyfamily.org
Metro: Brookland/CUA (Red line)
Located just west of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception and known as the Ukrainian Shrine. Has a Ukrainian bookshop.
Holy Trinity Particular Ukrainian Catholic Church
16631 New Hampshire Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20905
301/421-1739
Constructed in the 1990s in traditional style found in the Carpathian Mountains.
Our Lady Queen of Poland/
St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church

9700 Rosensteel Drive
Silver Spring, MD 20910
301/589-1847
http://www.tux.org/parafia/
Suburban parish with a large Polish congregation; masses in Polish, Latin, and English.
St. Andrew's Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral
15100 New Hampshire Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20905
301/384-9192
http://www.standrewuoc.org
Built in 1980s, in the classic "Ukrainian baroque" style, and consecrated in 1988, St. Andrew's has services in Ukrainian and English.
St. Gregory's Byzantine Catholic Church
12420 Old Gunpowder Road
Beltsville, MD 20705
301/953-9323
http://www.stgregoryofnyssa.net
St. John Baptist Russian Orthodox Church St. John Baptist Russian Orthodox Church (Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia)
4001 17th Street NW 20011
(202) 726-3000
http://www.stjohndc.org
Cathedral church for the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia; services in English and Slavonic.
St. John of Rila Bulgarian Orthodox Church
1629 Van Buren St NW 20012
(202) 723-4387
St. Luke's Serbian Orthodox Church
10660 River Road
Potomac, MD 20854
301/299-2704
http://www.svluka.org
Temporarily meeting at an elementary school, this church relocated from DC a few years ago and is in the process of building a permanent church building.
St. Mark's Orthodox Church
7124 River Road
Bethesda, MD 20817-4770
301/229-6300
http://www.stmarkoca.org
Under the jurisdiction of the Orthodox Church in America.
St. Mary's Armenian Apostolic Church St. Mary's Armenian Apostolic Church
4125 Fessenden Street NW 20016
(202) 363-1923
Metro: Friendship Heights (Red line)
http://www.stmaryaac.org
St. Nicholas Orthodox Cathedral St. Nicholas Orthodox Cathedral
(Orthodox Church of America)
3512 Massachusetts Avenue NW 20007
(202) 333-5060
http://www.stnicholasdc.org
The cathedral church of the Orthodox Church of America, with services in English, Slavonic, and Georgian. The building, constructed in the 1950s, is modeled on the late 12th century Dmitrievskii Sobor in Vladimir. A bell tower was added in 1988 to commemorate the Millennium, and the interior frescoes were painted in the early 1990s by icon painters from the Danilov Monastery in Moscow.

Cold War Sites

Cold War Museum
P.O. Box 178
Fairfax, VA 22030
(703) 273-2381
http://www.coldwar.org
At present a virtual museum and a series of small traveling exhibits related to the 1960 U-2 incident, this museum plans a permanent physical museum in Fairfax County, Virginia.
Five Guys Restaurant
1335 Wisconsin Avenue, NW 20007
(202) 337-0400
http://www.fiveguys.com
Site of the 1986 re-defection back to the USSR of Vitaly Yurchenko ("the most important spy ever to defect to the U.S."). A plaque marks the booth at which Yurchenko sat during his re-defection in this restaurant, which at the time was called "Au pied du cochon."
National Cryptologic Museum
9900 Colony Seven Road
Ft. Meade, MD 20755
301/688-5849
http://www.nsa.gov/about/
cryptologic_heritage/museum/index.shtml
Adjacent to the museum is the National Vigilance Park, which displays various reconnaissance planes used during the Cold War, including one shot down by the Soviets over Armenia
Peirce Gallery, Rock Creek Park Peirce Gallery, Rock Creek Park
2401 Tilden Street NW 20008
(at Beach Drive)
Metro: Van Ness/UDC (Red line)
Art gallery in an old barn, operated by the National Park Service and right next to Peirce Mill on Rock Creek, at Tilden Street and Park Road. Used during the Cold War years as a base to eavesdrop on the nearby Hungarian and Czechoslovak embassies.
Voice of America Building
330 Independence Avenue SW 20237
(202) 401-7000
http://www.insidevoa.com
Metro: Federal Center SW (Blue, Orange lines)

Embassies

Of the listings here, only the buildings of Russia (new building), Hungary, the Czech Republic, and Slovakia were built for embassy use specifically for those countries. All others are former private estates and mansions in the Dupont Circle, 16th Street, Kalorama, and Embassy Row/Massachusetts Avenue areas of Northwest that have been converted to embassy use -- and are not annotated here. Most embassies are not open to the general public, but rather only for official or business visits, consular services, and by special invitation to social events.

Embassy of the Republic of Albania
2100 S Street NW 20008
(202) 223-4942
http://www.albanianembassy.org
Metro: Dupont Circle (Red line)
Embassy of the Republic of Armenia
2225 R Street NW 20008
(202) 319-1976
http://www.armeniaemb.org
Metro: Dupont Circle (Red line)
Embassy of Azerbaijan
2741 34th Street NW 20005
(202) 337-3500
http://azembassy.us
Embassy of the Republic of Belarus
1619 New Hampshire Avenue NW 20009
(202) 986-2860
http://www.usa.belembassy.org
Metro: Dupont Circle (Red line)
Embassy of Bosnia and Hercegovina
2109 E Street NW 20037
(202) 337-1500
Metro: Foggy Bottom (Blue, Orange lines)
Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria
1621 22nd Street NW 20008
(202) 387-7969
http://www.bulgaria-embassy.org
Metro: Dupont Circle (Red line)
Embassy of the Republic of Croatia
2343 Massachusetts Avenue NW 20008
(202) 588-5899
http://www.croatiaemb.org
Metro: Dupont Circle (Red line)
Embassy of the Czech Republic
3900 Spring of Freedom Street NW
(Shoemaker Drive) 20008
(202) 274-9100
http://www.mzv.cz/washington/
Embassy of Estonia
2131 Massachusetts Avenue NW 20008
(202) 588-0101
http://www.estemb.org
Metro: Dupont Circle (Red line)
Embassy of Georgia
1615 New Hampshire Avenue NW 20005
(202) 387-2390
http://embassy.mfa.gov.ge/index.php?lang_id=GEO&sec_id=16&lang_id=ENG
Metro: Dupont Circle (Red line)
Embassy of Hungary Embassy of Hungary
3910 Spring of Freedom Street NW
(Shoemaker Drive) 20008
(202) 362-6730
http://washington.kormany.hu
Metro: Van Ness/UDC (Red line)
Embassy of Kazakhstan
1401 16th Street NW 20036
(202) 232-5488
http://www.kazakhembus.com
Embassy of the Kyrgyz Republic
1732 Wisconsin Avenue NW 20007
(202) 338-5141
http://www.kyrgyzembassy.org
Embassy of Latvia
2306 Massachusetts Ave., NW 20008
Telephone: (202) 328-2840
FAX: (202) 328-2860
http://www.latvia-usa.org
The Embassy occupies the Alice Pike Barney Studio House,
listed in both the D.C. Inventory of Historic Sites
and the National Register of Historic Places.
 
Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania
2622 16th Street NW 20009
(202) 234-5860
http://www.ltembassyus.org
Metro: Columbia Heights (Green line)
Embassy of the Republic of Macedonia
1101 30th Street NW, Suite 302 20007
(202) 337-3063
http://www.macedonianembassy.org
Embassy of the Republic of Moldova
2101 S Street NW 20008
(202) 667-1130
http://www.sua.mfa.md/about-embassy-en/
Metro: Dupont Circle (Red line)
Embassy of Montenegro
1610 New Hampshire Avenue, NW 20009
(202) 234-6108
Embassy of the Republic of Poland
2640 16th Street NW 20009
(202) 234-3800
http://www.polandembassy.org
Metro: Columbia Heights (Green line)
Embassy of Romania
1607 23rd Street NW 20008
(202) 232-4747
http://washington.mae.ro/en
Metro: Dupont Circle (Red line)
 

Russian Embassy (Old Building) Russian Embassy (Old Building)
1125 16th Street NW 20036
Metro: Farragut North (Red line)
Originally built in 1910 as the Pullman Mansion and acquired shortly thereafter by Russia for use as an embassy. Served as the chief Soviet Embassy until the early 1980s, when the new complex of buildings on Wisconsin Avenue was occupied. The old building now serves as the ambassador's residence.
Embassy of the Russian Federation (New Building) Embassy of the Russian Federation (New Building)
2650 Wisconsin Avenue NW 20007
(202) 298-5700
http://www.russianembassy.org
The new Soviet embassy complex was built in the late 1970s and early 1980s, on the site of a former veterans' hospital. The sale of this Mt. Alto site to the USSR, approved by President Nixon, was controversial since it overlooks downtown Washington and provides an ideal location to intercept U.S. and particularly State Department telecommunications. The complex includes residences for staff and visitors; the entrance to the consular offices (for visas) is on the back side, on Tunlaw Road.

Embassy of the Republic of Serbia
2134 Kalorama Road, NW 20008
(202) 332-0333
http://www.serbiaembusa.org
Embassy of the Slovak Republic
3523 International Drive NW 20008
(202) 237-1054
http://www.slovakembassy-us.org
Metro: Van Ness/UDC (Red line)
Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia
1525 New Hampshire Avenue NW 20036
(202) 667-5363
http://www.mzz.gov.si/index.php?id=710&L=2
Metro: Dupont Circle (Red line)
Embassy of Tajikistan
1005 New Hampshire Avenue NW 20037
(202) 223-6090
http://www.tjus.org
Metro: Foggy Bottom (Blue, Orange lines)
Embassy of Turkmenistan
2207 Massachusetts Avenue NW 20008
(202) 588-1500
http://turkmenistanembassy.org
Metro: Dupont Circle (Red line)
Embassy of Ukraine
3350 M Street NW 20007
(202) 333-7507
http://www.mfa.gov.ua/usa/en/
Metro: Rosslyn (Blue, Orange lines)
Embassy of Uzbekistan
1746 Massachusetts Avenue NW 20036
(202) 887-5300
http://www.uzbekistan.org
Metro: Dupont Circle (Red line)
 

Internet Sites

Bulgarian Community Center at American University (http://www.bgusa.org)
This site provides current information about Bulgarian related events in the Washington, DC area. There is also a listserv to promote such events.

Bulgarian DC Society
(http://ww2.bgdc.org)
This site offer a forum and email newslist for information about Bulgarian-related events in the Washington, DC area.

HungarianAmerica Foundation (http://www.hungarianamerica.com)
A not-for-profit organization devoted to promoting Hungarian culture. The site describes its activities and has a calendar of local events.

Polish Washington (http://www.polishwashington.com)
This site offers an up-to-date calendar of events and local Polish related community information.

Russian History Seminar of Washington, DC (http://dcrussianhistory.umwblogs.org)
The virtual forum for the Russian History Seminar of Washington, DC, a group of professional historians and graduate students from the DC area that meet regularly at Georgetown University to discuss the work-in-progress of scholars in Russian history.

Russkii Vashington (http://www.russiandc.com)
This site has an array of information related to the Washington, DC area for Russian speakers such as a current calendar of events, listings for local churches, media, translation services, etc.

Libraries

The Library of Congress The Library of Congress
101 Independence Avenue SE 20540
(202) 707-5000
http://www.loc.gov
Metro: Capitol South
(Blue, Orange lines)

The largest library in the world, with three buildings on Capitol Hill and additional storage facilities elsewhere. Maintains comprehensive collections from all the Slavic, Eastern, and Central European countries -- in most cases the largest such outside the countries of origin. Chief starting point for readers and researchers in the Slavic/East European fields is the European Reading Room (Second floor, south side, Thomas Jefferson Building; open 8.30-5 M-F; enter via First Street, SE, entrance; phone (202) 707-4515), with an open-shelf reference collection for each country, access to multiple databases, and on-site, multi-lingual reference librarians and specialists for the Slavic/East European countries.

National Agricultural Library
10301 Baltimore Avenue
Beltsville, MD 20705
(301) 504-5755
http://www.nal.usda.gov

The American national library for agricultural materials, with extensive Russian, Soviet, East European holdings.

National Library of Medicine
8600 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20894
888/346-3656
http://www.nlm.nih.gov
Metro: Medical Center (Red line)

The American national library for medical literature. Maintains an extensive Russian-language collection including a number of rare books.

Polish Library
1503 21st St. NW 20036
(202) 466-2665
http://www.polishlibrary.org
Metro: Dupont Circle (Red line)

Located in the basement of the Economic and Commercial Section of the Polish Embassy. The entrance is via the outside staircase on the left. Open limited hours. Call (202) 466-2665 for information.

Monuments and Plaques

Armenian Earthquake Memorial Armenian Earthquake Memorial
17th and E Streets, NW (on the grounds of the American National Red Cross building)
Metro: Farragut West (Blue, Orange lines)
Presented by Armenia to the American Red Cross in gratitude for assistance after the 1988 earthquake.
St. Jerome St. Jerome
2343 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Metro: Dupont Circle (Red line)

Dramatic statue of St. Jerome by noted Croatian sculptor Ivan Meštrovic; on the front grounds of the Croatian Embassy.

Tadeusz Kosciuszko Tadeusz Kosciuszko
Lafayette Square (northeast corner)
H Street and Madison Pl. NW
Metro: McPherson Square (Blue, Orange lines)
Sculptor: Antoni Popiel

Bust of  Lajos Kossuth Bust of Lajos Kossuth
US Capitol, in vestibule outside the Crypt toward the House wing
Metro: Capitol South (Blue, Orange lines)

One of only two busts honoring non-Americans in the Capitol (the other is of Raoul Wallenberg, located opposite Kossuth). Sculptor: Csaba Kur.

Plaque to Lajos Kossuth Plaque to Lajos Kossuth
Kossuth House
Massachusetts Ave and 20th
Metro: Dupont Circle (Red line)
Created by Sándor Bodó
Michael Kovats de Fabricy Michael (Mihály)
Kováts de Fabricy

3910 Spring of Freedom Street NW (Shoemaker Drive) 20008
Metro: Van Ness/UDC (red line)
Located on the grounds of the Hungarian Embassy, the statue commemorates a Hungarian cavalry officer in in the American Revolution, killed in the Battle of Charleston in 1779. Sculptor: Paul Takacs.
Bust of Vasil Levski Bust of Vasil Levski
1621 22nd Street NW 20008
Metro: Dupont Circle (Red line)

A bust of Vasil Levski, the Bulgarian national hero, is located in front of the Bulgarian Embassy.

Tomáš Masaryk Tomáš Masaryk
Massachusetts Avenue at Q and 22nd NW
Metro: Dupont Circle (Red line)
Masaryk Residence Site, 1918
Masaryk Residence Site, 1918
Hotel 2400 (now the Envoy Apartments)
2400 16th Street NW (corner of Crescent Place)

Memorial plaque ("Here lived and worked in 1918...") is located on the south side of the Envoy, about 50 feet west of the corner of 16th and Crescent.

Kazimierz Pulaski Kazimierz Pulaski
Freedom Plaza
Pennsylvania Avenue and 13th, NW
Metro: Federal Triangle (Blue, Orange lines)
Sculptor: Kazimierz Chodzinski
Aleksandr Pushkin Aleksandr Pushkin
22nd & H Streets NW
Metro: Foggy Bottom (Blue, Orange lines)

Erected in the 1999 anniversary year on the campus of the George Washington University (in the courtyard in front of Smith Hall of Art, across the street from Gelman Library). Sculptors: Alexander and Igor Bourganov.

Bust of Andrei Sakharov Bust of Andrei Sakharov
Sidewalk by the Russia House Club & Restaurant
1800 Connecticut Avenue NW 20009
Metro: Dupont Circle (Red line)
Sculptor: Peter Shapiro (1936-2004).
Monument of Independence of Kazakhstan Monument of Independence of Kazakhstan
1401 16th St NW
On the grounds of the Embassy of Kazakhstan
Metro: Dupont Circle (Red Line)
The following inscription appears on the plaque on the base of the monument: "This monument depiciting a young warrior soaring on a winged snow leopard symbolizes many centuries of the nation's history and a modern Kazakhstan striving for its future. Dedicated by His Excellency Nursultan Nazarbayev, the first President of the Republic of Kazakhstan. September 2006."
Sakharov Plaza Sakharov Plaza
16th Street NW between L and M Streets, the block with the old Russian/Soviet Embassy
Metro: Farragut North (Red line)

One-block section of 16th Street, by the old USSR Embassy, renamed for Andrei Sakharov in the early 1980s.

Taras Shevchenko memorial Taras Shevchenko memorial
22nd Street at P St. NW
Metro: Dupont Circle (Red line)

Erected in 1965, the monument complex includes a statue of Shevchenko, fountain, large plaza, and monument to all captive nations. Sculptor: Leo Mol.

Victims of Communism Memorial Victims of Communism Memorial
New York and New Jersey Avenues (at G Street), NW
http://www.victimsofcommunism.org
Metro: Union Station (Red Line)

Dedicated June 12, 2007 by President Bush, the memorial fulfills the long-term wish of many to have a monument near the Capitol to the millions of victims of world communism. The simple memorial, sponsored and funded by the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation, is in a small triangular park in a rapidly-developing neighborhood north of the Capitol.

Museums and Galleries

The major, well-known museums, such as the National Gallery of Art and the several Smithsonian museums, while not included here, sometimes have exhibits related to Eurasia and Eastern Europe. Small, private art galleries occasionally exhibiting the paintings and sculpture of contemporary East European artists may be found in two concentrations in Northwest Washington - along 7th Street, between Pennsylvania Avenue and E St. (e.g., Apex Gallery, Zenith Gallery, both in the 400 block; Metro: Archives [Yellow, Green lines]); and in the 2000-2200 blocks of R Street, between Connecticut and Florida Avenues (e.g. Fonda del Sol, Robert Brown Gallery; Metro: Dupont Circle [Red line]).

Dumbarton Oaks Dumbarton Oaks
1703 32nd Street NW 20007
(202) 339-6401
http://www.doaks.org

Harvard-affiliated museum and research institute specializing in landscape architecture; pre-Columbian Mesoamerican culture and art; and Byzantine studies. Library, photograph, and artifact collections for Byzantine studies include much Balkan, Russian, and general Orthodox related materials. A new library building opened in October 2005.

Hillwood Museum & Gardens Hillwood Museum & Gardens
4155 Linnean Avenue NW 20008
(202) 686-8500
http://www.hillwoodmuseum.org
Metro: Van Ness/UDC (Red line)

Occupying the buildings and grounds of the former Merriwether Post estate on a steep hillside along Rock Creek in upper Northwest, Hillwood exhibits Russian liturgical and imperial objects alongside 18th century French decorative arts. Mrs. Post and her husband, Joseph Davies, began collecting the Russian decorative arts on view here during his term as Ambassador to the USSR, 1937-1938. The library, with collections specializing in Russian art, occupies a separate building. The complex includes a restaurant and gift shop.

International Spy Museum International Spy Museum
800 F Street NW 20004
(202) 393-7798
http://www.spymuseum.org
Metro: Gallery Place (Red, Yellow, Green lines)
High-tech, hands-on, interactive museum, with heavy emphasis on the Cold War period and Soviet and American espionage techniques and equipment.
Newseum
555 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW 20001
(888) 639-7386
http://www.newseum.org
Metro: Archives (Green, Yellow lines), Gallery Place (Red, Green, Yellow lines)
High-tech, interactive museum of journalism and the press. Opened in spring 2008 in a striking new building right on Pennsylvania Avenue, the Newseum provides coverage world-wide of the press and its role. There is an exhibit on the Berlin Wall (with part of the wall itself on display) and the role of the flow of information in its ultimate destruction.
Pope John Paul II Cultural Center Pope John Paul II
Cultural Center

3900 Harewood Road,
NE 20017
(202) 635-5418
http://www.jp2cc.org
Metro: Brookland/CUA
(Red line)
Opened in 2000, the museum and cultural center presents permanent exhibits on the life and times of Pope John Paul II, also temporary exhibitions occasionally devoted to Polish, Russian, other Slavic topics. Highlights include the Papal and Polish Heritage Room, a life-sized statue of the Pope in front of the building and objects used by him such as a pair of skis, a throne, and a cane.
Alla Rogers Gallery
1054 31st St. NW 20007
(202) 333-8595
http://www.allarogers.com
Small Georgetown gallery exhibiting and selling contemporary painters and sculptors from Russia, Ukraine, Georgia, and other countries of the former USSR.
Lillian & Albert Small Jewish Museum Lillian & Albert Small Jewish Museum
600 I Street, NW 20001
(202) 789-0900
http://www.jhsgw.org;
http://www.sixthandi.org
Metro: Gallery Place (Red, Yellow, Green lines); Judiciary Square (Red line); Mt. Vernon Square (Yellow, Green lines)

Organized and run by the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington. The museum has two locations: the administrative offices and archives are at the Eye Street location, a recently renovated 1907 synagogue; the historic 1876 synagogue is at the corner of Third and G Streets and is open only by advance appointment (phone (202) 789-0301).

U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum
100 Raoul Wallenberg Place SW 20024
(202) 488-0400
http://www.ushmm.org
Metro: Federal Triangle; Smithsonian (Blue, Orange lines)

Organizations

American Council of Teachers of Russian (ACTR/ACCELS)
American Councils for International Education
1776 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Suite 700 20036
(202) 833-7522
http://www.americancouncils.org/index.php?PageID=1
Metro: Dupont Circle (Red line)

American Hungarian Federation
809 National Press Bldg
(14th and F St. NW)
Washington, DC 20045
(202) 737-0127
http://www.americanhungarianfederation.org
Metro: Metro Center (Red, Blue, and Orange lines)

Brookings Institution
1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW 20036
(202) 797-6000
http://www.brookings.edu
Metro: Dupont Circle (Red line)

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW 20036
(202) 483-7600
http://www.carnegieendowment.org
Metro: Dupont Circle (Red line)

Congress of Russian Americans
733 15th Street NW, Suite 1032 20005
http://www.russian-americans.org/index.html
Metro: McPherson Square (Blue, Orange lines)

IREX
2121 K Street NW, Suite 700 20037
(202) 628-8188
http://www.irex.org
Metro: Farragut West; Foggy Bottom (Blue, Orange lines)

Jamestown Foundation
4516 43rd St. NW 20016
(202) 483-8888
http://www.jamestown.org

Meridian International Center
1630 Crescent Place NW 20009
(202) 667-6800
http://www.meridian.org

Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
1 Woodrow Wilson Plaza
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW 20004
(202) 691-4000
http://www.WilsonCenter.org
Metro: Federal Triangle (Blue, Orange lines)
A cluster of programs focusing on different parts of the world. The one of most immediate interest to persons in Slavic/East European fields is the Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies, accessible via the Center website.

U.S.-Ukraine Foundation
733 15th St. NW, Suite 1026 20005
(202) 347-4264
http://www.usukraine.org

Publications, Press:

Kontinent
http://www.kontinent.org

Potomak: literaturno-obshchestvennyi zhurnal na russkom iazyke.
730B Main Street
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
potomac_magazine@comcast.net
Began in 2003; current publication status unknown

Vestnik
10846 Sandringham Road
Cockeysville, MD 21030-2947
http://www.vestnik.com/win/
The title ceased with v.17, no.12 (June 8, 2005), but back issues are available at this website.

Restaurants

Inclusion of restaurants in this section does not represent an endorsement by the compilers or the Library of Congress; the compilers recognize cuisine as part of every national culture and those interested in the Slavic and Central European sights might also want to locate related eating establishments.

Bistro Bohem [Czech, some Slovak cuisine]
600 Florida Ave NW
Washington DC 20001
(202) 735-5895
http://www.bistrobohem.com

Mari Vanna [Russian cuisine]
1141 Connecticut Ave. NW
Washington, DC
(202) 783-7777 Metro: Farragut North (Red Line)
http://www.marivanna.ru/washington/#/washington/

Russia House Club & Restaurant
1800 Connecticut Avenue NW 20009
(202) 986-6010
http://www.russiahouse.org
Metro: Dupont Circle (Red line)

Serbian Crown
1141 Walker Road
Great Falls, VA 22066
(703) 759-4150
http://www.serbiancrown.com

"W Domku" Restaurant
821 Upshur Street, NW 20012
(202) 722-7475
Metro: Georgia Avenue/Petworth (Green line)
http://domkucafe.com

Other

Hungarian Events in Washington
http://www.hungarianamerica.com/events/index.php
Maintained by the HungarianAmerica Foundation.

Russian Center for Science and Culture
1825 Phelps Place NW 20008
(202) 265-3840
http://rccusa.org
Metro: Dupont Circle (Red line)
Operated by the Russian Embassy, the center presents art exhibits and lectures related to Russian topics.

Site of the 1867 sale of Alaska to the U.S. (Seward's House)
(Jackson Place NW)
Metro: McPherson Square (Blue, Orange lines)

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