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Poem Cheerful tourist was written by Sergey Mikhalkov

Travel has a long tradition in Russia. During the Soviet times, excursions were a way to educate Soviet citizens.

Ilya Repin and The Volga Boatmen

Ilya Yefimovich Repin (1844-1930) was a leading Russian painter and sculptor of the Peredvizhniki artistic school.

A. P. Chekhov description of people are always concise and precise

As a doctor, and one of the greatest Russian writers of short stories, A. P. Chekhov description of people are always concise and precise.

The Imperial Faberge Easter Eggs

As Easter is approaching, this is the perfect time to talk about the most famous Easter eggs in the world: Faberge Eggs.

“The Heart of a Dog” – Mikhail Bulgakov

M. Bulgakov is novel Heart of a dog was only available in self published book. It was officially published only in 1987 (during the perestroika).

Russian Idioms: Hard nut to crack

Hard nut to crack, this is how we call people which are slow to understand or which are difficult to persuade to agree on anything

Russian Idiom: The Orphan of Kazan

The orphan of Kazan such is the name given to people who can not help complaining about everything, especially about how hard their life is, often […]

Ryazan is a typical Orthodox city

Ryazan the name slightly echoes with the name of another Russian city, Kazan. But despite the similarity of the pronunciation the two names are in no […]

Idiom: To Get Out of The Wrong Side of the Bed

You might have heard how Russians ask a person who is in a bad mood the following sentence: What is with you? Did you get out […]

The Dressed Herring Recipe

Dressed herring or literaly Herring under the fur coat is a very popular salad in Russia and the countries of the former USSR