The Festival of Russian Culture is back for another week of cultural events from 20th - 26th February. Dublin City Council are running it in conjunction with the Russian Department at Trinity. This particular week is marks the beginning of Spring in Russia and the start of Lent, so you can expect a large pile of lovely blinis. This year's program is more comprehensive and has a decidedly family orientated base. They'll be showing a number of Russian films at the Lighthouse cinema over the week (some are part of the JDIFF). There's chess workshops all day on 23rd February. Most evenings feature a lecture on some Russian theme in Trinity. Cooks Academy in Dun Laoghaire is doing an evening on Russian cuisine. The last day is a family day all around Temple Bar on 26th February with food, stories, games and various performers. Oleg Pogudin, the famous Russian singer, will also do two concerts in the Olympia that day - it's the first time he's performed in Dublin. There's definitely something for everyone here.