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XIII Viennese Ball was held in Moscow with traditional success.


Experts from Russia's biggest search engine - Yandex - have analysed the most popular words, names and word combinations Russian people searched in 2014. We've prepared the short 'Year in Search' summary for you.


The fragments of the Vostok-1 rocket with the signature of Yuri Gagarin were sold at the auction in Berlin for 7.5 thousand euros. The auction was organized by the auction house Auctionata, and the rocket fragment, a small piece of metal of the size 5.8 x 4.3 centimeters, was the lot number 69. The starting price of the lot was designated as three thousand euros. The auction itself is called Soviet Space Memorabilia.


According to the Public Opinion Foundation (POF), only 48% of Russians know who the bloggers are. Besides, only 18% of respondents heard of the law, according to which the requirements applied to the blogs with a daily attendance of more than 3 thousand were the same as to the mass media. In any case, half of them give the positive estimation of the law. Sociologists stress it that the citizens perceive bloggers as irresponsible, but influential people.


We have prepared an overview that might seem useful during warm summer days in Moscow. Below is a list for those who search for the places to sunbathe, swim and relax.


A pilot project to provide residents free internet access at public transport stops launched in Moscow. As the press service of Mosgortrans State Unitary Enterprise reports, now there are 10 stops in the capital equipped with wireless access points.


Almost every girl dreams to become a princess, for one day at least. Thanks to Viennese Ball in Moscow it has become possible. Viennese Ball was held in Moscow Gostiny Dvor on May 31, 2014 for the twelfth time already. And as usual it was a magnificent and breathtaking event both for the participants and viewers.


Moscow will host the festival PARK LIVE for the second time this year at the end of June. Park Live is the first open air festival in Moscow that lasts for three days.


People who are planning to buy an apartment in a multi-storeyed building often have the question: which floor to choose? Indeed, what is better for purposes of safety, comfort, convenience to live on the ground floor, on the last one or somewhere in the middle? Let's consider each floor regarding its advantages and weak points.


ColorFest was held in Moscow. Moscow youth enjoyed a new entertainment: showering each other with bright paint during skating. This event came into fashion right from India where the annual spring festival of Holi is celebrated the representatives of all Indian castes sprinkle themselves with colored powder.


New Year celebrations in Moscow will focus on charitable projects most of all. On of them, Make a dream come true website, was launched on December 1. Here the letters to Father Frost written by orphans and children from poor families are published. And everyone who visits the website is able to choose one or a few gifts to pay and deliver to the recipient.


The most delicious and large-scale festival of the year for the whole family will last for three days on the eve of New Year`s festivities in Moscow from November 29 to December 1, 2013. The Gastronomic Festival FOOD SHOW Christmas in the Shopping Arcade is the Russia's largest fair of the best products, nutrition technologies, household goods and some exclusive gifts for Christmas.


The history of Russian youth organisations is far from being easy to understand, let alone to trace. However, several observations can easily be made, and the article below looks at the main youth clubs and organisations in Russia that help to involve young people in the societal activity.


The favourite British department store and the UK's second largest retailer network, Debenhams have just opened a store in Moscow at the Belaya Dacha shopping mall. Their Russian PR departmend kindly supplied Russia-IC with information about what awaits the shoppers and how Debenhams plan to develop their presence in Russia over the next 5 years.


Whether you have only just moved to Russia or are planning to come to live, or just in the process of moving houses in Russia, you may be asking yourself where to do your home shopping. So, apart from IKEA, where else can you shop for White Goods or DIY materials in Moscow and St. Petersburg?


Nizhny Novgorod is Russias fifth largest city with highly-developed international relations. It has more than ten sister-cities in Germany, USA, Austria, China, Finland, Spain, Ukraine, etc. Thus, a lot of businessmen and tourists arrive to Nizhny Novgorod to enjoy its rich cultural heritage combined with the modern infrastructure and conveniences. As the city is rapidly developing, several superlative shopping centres have been opened here recently.


Perm is a multicultural kaleidoscope. Entering its central street, everyone gets impressed immediately by the unique mixture of the colourful Russian goods and souvenirs in the countless little kiosks, bright Tatar jewelry, Georgian and Armenian original spicy kebabs and shawarma. Being more than a thousand kilometers away from the megalopolises of Moscow and St. Petersburg, it tries to maintain a very calm and relaxed atmosphere with the typically Russian traditions.


The impressive variety of shops in Yekaterinburg may satisfy practically any taste and need. Every district of the city has its large shopping centres and some stores with the lovely national souvenirs.


Kazan is not only the city of unique cultural monuments, but also a great shopping centre, where nearly every world brand of clothes, cosmetics, appliances and sports goods is available. And tourists never stop admiring the national souvenirs, like Kukmor felt boots or Kazan Cat.


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