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Elista, the Capital of Kalmykia (part 2)

Read part 1 of our article about Elista. Chess city There is also a large plastic chessboard, that can be played by anyone. The area of […]

Warm Russian Hospitality

“Кто ходит в гости по утрам, тот поступает мудро…” (He who goes on a visit in the morning, act wisely…) sings the silly little bear in […]

The Secret of Vyazma-Cake

Чтобы почувствовать сладость русской жизни не нужно отправляться в долгое путешествие по городам и деревням необъятной страны (it is not necessary to set off for a […]

The Red October Factory

The history of Красный Октябрь (the Red October factory) is the story of a great commercial success. The story begins in 1851, when Teodore Ferdinand von […]

Russian Gingerbread

“Пряники русские, сладкие, мятные. К чаю ароматному угощенье знатное…” (Russian gingerbread, sweet gingerbread, peppermint gingerbread. With an aromatic tea, what a noble feast…) So goes a […]

Ivan Vasilievich Changes Profession

Иван Васильевич меняет профессию (Ivan Vasilievich Changes Profession) is the last film of приключения Шурика (the adventures of Shurik). It was directed by Леонид Гайдай (Leonid […]

The Diamond Arm

Бриллиантовая рука (The Diamond Arm) is one of the most popular comedy film from the Soviet era. Produced by Mosfilm studios and directed by Леонид Гайдай […]

The Origin of Moscow Street names (part 2)

You can read the first part of our article about the origin of Moscow street names. Many streets of Moscow got their name from old settlements […]

The Origin of Moscow Street Names (part 1)

The territory of modern Moscow has long been occupied by men. In Shchukin, in Lyalov on the Klyazma river, in Davydkov, on the river Setun, in […]

Moscow Legend: Novodevichy Convent

You can also read the legends of Novodevichy Convent in Russian. Vasily III vowed to build a monastery if he was victorious at the battle of […]