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One of the main Easter traditions, painted eggs symbolize the Holy Sepulcher, inside of which eternal life is hidden.


One of the main Christian holidays with 11 centuries old history, the Easter has long ceased to be treated as a purely church celebration. It is jubilation and festivities that have extended far beyond their religious origin.


Russia is an enormous country that impresses with its vast territories and diverse wildlife. Fascinating landscapes, clear lakes, unusual animals and ethnic atmosphere all of that puts a deep imprint on every traveler, who is fortunate enough to observe the unofficial symbols of Russia.


A gem of the Golden Ring, Suzdal is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Russia. This is a wonderful town that harbours and cherishes the unique ancient Russian atmosphere.


It is no coincidence that the Russian winter, with its generous snowfalls and bitter frosts, has become one of the symbols of Russia.


Different histories, economics, and cultures of Russia and the USA have determined lots of differences in the mentalities of these two countries.


For ages, the Russian folk traditions and customs have been observed both among the villagers and the townspeople. However, some of them have been mostly forgotten.


The ushanka fur cap is famous all over the world. Over the centuries-old history of its existence, it has turned from a peasant's headdress into one of the main Russian symbols.


Volcanoes and geysers, lakes and mountains, amulets and dream traps, fishing and dogsleds... Just a short while ago, Kamchatka was a closed and secret territory. The tribals inhabiting it add to the mystery of Kamchatka.


The main stereotypes about Russians are eagerly replicated by the Western media and mainstream culture. They have long claimed Russia to be a land full of bears, snow, vodka, and drunk peasants with nesting dolls and balalaikas.


Tatars are the Turkic people living in the central part of European Russia, as well as in the Volga area, the Urals, Siberia, the Far East, and the Crimea.


The modern territory of the Republic of Karelia has long been populated by such peoples as the Karelians, Saami, Veps and Russians.


Sometimes the notion of what NOT to do is more important than what to do if you want to make a good impression. Do you agree? Then read about TOP TEN things you should NOT do in Russia.


When drawing a picture of family happiness, have you always imagined that you will be met at home by your beautiful, caring, soulful and house-proud wife, who is fond of children? Then you have dreamed of a wife from Russia.


The mysterious Russian woman's soul enchants practical men's minds and evokes admiration. What does it take to gain reciprocal romantic feelings of a Russian woman?


On May 9, the whole of Russia will celebrate the Victory Day, which marks the 73rd anniversary since the victory over fascism. The Immortal Regiment, the Victory Parade, and fireworks...


The 71st anniversary since the Great Victory over fascism will be celebrated in Moscow with large-scale festive events.


How did this biblical name (the town of Emmaus is mentioned in the Book Makkaveyev, the Gospel of Luka, etc.) come to the central part of Russia? It happened at the will of Mitrofan Slotvinsky, the archbishop of Tver and Kashinsky.


The village of Tsatsa (the word presently meaning hoity-toity) was founded by immigrants from the Central Russia in 1788. However, all the versions of its name origin mention its Kalmyk traces. It is no wonder, since the village is located in the northern suburb of a Kalmyk ulus, on the shore of Tsatsa Lake.


When travelling across Russia one may come across a number of unexpected and surprising names. How come, for example, there is Emmauss Village in the Tver Region and why Chyornaya Gryaz (i.e. Black Dirt!) near Ryazan? What is Mamyri and for what reason was a village in the Volgograd Region nicknamed Tsatsa (translating as Hoity-Toity from Russian)? My Planet reveals the secrets of those strange names.


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