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07.03.2016

Maslenitsa, the week of Festivities

Maslenitsa has always been celebrated, even during the Soviet times when all religious holidays were banned. People would then observe the festive side of the holiday, […]
07.03.2016

Maslenitsa, or the Pancakes Festival

One of the merriest holiday in Russia is certainly Масленица (Maslenitsa) also called сырная неделя (the cheese week). This ancient Slavic festival has its origins in […]
07.03.2016

Нечего – Ничего

Если тебе нечего сказать, ничего не говори! (If you have nothing to say, don’t say anything!) You can see in this sentence that we are using […]
07.03.2016

Russian Toponyms

В перестроечные годы в один день слово “Таллин” стало на одну букву длиннее – “Таллинн”. (During the years of the Perestroika, the word “Tallin” gained one […]
03.03.2016

The Bolshoi Theatre

The State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre of Russia or simply the Bolshoi Theatre has been a symbol of Moscow for centuries, as famous as the […]
03.03.2016

The State Historical Museum of Moscow

Идея организовать музей, который был бы не только хранителем исторических ценностей, но и научным историческим центром, возникла ещё в первой половине XIX века (the idea to […]
03.03.2016

Veliky Novgorod

Veliky Novgorod is one of the oldest cities in Russia. The town is located on the picturesque banks of the river Volkhov. Novgorod was first mentioned […]
03.03.2016

Kazan, the Capital of Tatarstan

Kazan is unique city situated on the banks of the Volga river. Город, где встречаются Запад и Восток, разные культуры и традиции (It is the place […]
02.03.2016

Jazz concert for Ruslanguage students

On Thursday, March 3, the students of our school are invited to the jazz concert, performed by Russian a’cappella band “Cool&Jazzy”. These young and talanted musicians […]
29.02.2016

The First Russian Newspapers (part 2)

In our first part, you discovered that the first Russian newspaper was a single handwritten copy. Read now the history of the first printed paper. December […]
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