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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 […]

Mikhail Lomonosov, a Short Biography

You can read the Biography of M. Lomonosov in the original Russian version. His childhood Mikhail Vassilyevich Lomonosov, scholar and lexicographer, founder of the Moscow State […]

Students Day in Russia

Despise the frost and the snow, January is a month full of joyful evens in Russia. After New Year, Christmas and the Orthodox New Year (according […]

Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears

“Москва слезам не верит” (Moscow does not believe in tears) won an Academy award for the Best Foreign Language Film in 1980. It was directed by […]