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Attractive History of Lithuania (ATT)
2007, 803 min. English. Produced by the Vilnius Pedagogical University & Vilnius Art Academy. A series of CD-ROM that explain the political, social, and art history of Lithuania through short lectures full of pictures. CD I: (228 min.) The political history of Lithuania from Lithuania’s foundation on July 6, 1253 to its restored independence in 1991 is explained in 30 stories. CD II: (203 min.) This CD examines the development of art in Lithuania from prehistoric times to postmodernism after 1990 in 24 short stories. CD III: (372 min.) The 35 stories represent four aspects of Lithuanian social history: the organization of society on the cultural, ethnic, and territorial basis; governance and self-governance; religion and self-expression; and countries and nations in Lithuanian history. Located with REEI Video Collection.

Chronicle of the 20th Century (CHR)
This CD allows teachers and students to investigate the 20th century's headlining events, listen to interviews, and interact with world events through "news in brief" pop-ups.

Croatian Tales of Long Ago: Part Two (CRT) (CD-ROM)
2002, an award-winning collection of animated cartoons based on the stories of Ivana Brlic Mažuranic. Includes "Neva," "Jagor," "Palunko," and "Regoc."

The Hermitage
Developed in cooperation with the staff of the Hermitage, this series offers a look both at the collection and the fascinating history of one of the world's premier museums. The series has two parts: "An Introduction" gives an overview of the museum's six departments and "Treasures of the Tsars" examines the stunning royal jewelry collection. Includes an online text (can be viewed in either English or Russian) that covers the history of Tsarist Russia, a comprehensive glossary, maps, and architectural overviews (1994).

Live from Moscow: An Elementary Russian Program on CD-ROM
This 2 volume CD-ROM contains exercises and self-tests designed for first-year Russian language students and help them improve their ability to communicate in authentic situations: greeting people, asking questions, using the police and informal forms of address. While the CD-ROM is intended to be utilized with the Live from Moscow textbook and video tape, it can be a useful tool for those seeking to independently improve their language abilities. Produced by Kendal/ Hunt Publishing in cooperation with Moscow Television, 1997.

Teach Me...Russian
English and Russian language CD-ROM. Songs include "Are You Sleeping," "Jack & Jill," and "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star." Learn common expressions, colors, numbers, and the alphabet. For ages 2-12. Accompanied by teacher's guide.

Teach Me More...Russian
English and Russian language CD-ROM. Over 35 minutes of popular songs in Russian and English. Songs include "Happy Birthday," "Baa Baa Black Sheep, "Old McDonald," and "Row, Row, Row Your Boat." For ages 2-12. Accompanied by teacher's guide.

Thaw Cinema (Interactive CD-ROM)
(Russia) Thaw Cinema includes entries on over 300 feature films of the period, with 2000 illustrations and photographs, 70 production sketches, 17 video fragments, 130 cinema illustrations, excerpts from the memoirs of the film crew, periodical reviews of the period, and a comprehensive overview article by Evgenii Margolit of NII Kinoiskusstvo (Moscow). It was produced by Marina Trush, TEFI-awardee for her documentary work with Naum Kleiman (Master's Home on Sergei Eisenstein).

Transparent Languages: Russian Now!
Russian language instruction package includes several titles: "Gooseberries" 32 min., 3275 words; "A Conversation Title - A Trip to Moscow," 50 min., 4640 words; "Chechnya: the Fight for Freedom," 23 min., 2606 words; "Beginner's Prose and Poetry" and "Side Streets of the World: Odessa, Ukraine." Grammar/vocabulary at about 3rd or 4th-year level. No pictures to accompany stories, but has games to learn grammar and word order, and possibility to turn on sound and hear native speaker pronounce each word or entire text.