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Russian Craft of Pine Root Wickerwork
The distinctive Vyatka craft of pine root braiding has been known since the late 19th century.
Russian Tradition of Straw Incrustation
Straw application and decorating wattled products with straw have been a traditional craft in Russia for a long time.
Wood Painting
The art of wood painting has its peculiar features and characteristics typical for various regions of Russia. Our ancestors adorned their household items, such distaffs, boards, chests, and on other wooden utensils.
Russian Woodcarving Tradition, Part 2
Lots of churches in Vyatka (Kirov) have preserved iconostases, which are monuments of applied art. They owe high artistic value to the skill of local woodcarvers. Canonic requirements, stylistic Moscow trends and local artistic preferences gave rise to the original works of art in Vyatka.
Russian Woodcarving Tradition, Part 1
The art of woodcarving has been known in Russia for ages. Village and town wooden houses in Old Russia were traditionally decorated with wood carved elements.
Unique Russian Woodwork of Burr Craft, Part 2
In the late 19th century about forty people worked as burr craftsmen. The city of Vyatka (modern Kirov) was the centre of the burr craft. Some more burr workshops were located in the Shcherbinka and Troitsk districts and manufactured mostly cheap burr items.
Kukarka Lace
Kukarka Lace (aka Vyatka Lace or Kirov Lace) is a type of traditional handmade bobbin weaving and one of the well-known folk Russian arts and crafts. The centre of Kukarka lace handicraft is the town of Sovetsk (formerly Kukarka Village of the Vyatka Province) in the Kirov Region. In its artistic significance, valuable folk traditions and creative finds of the recent times the handicraft is on a par with other lace-making centers.


Monument to Shpagin Machine Gun to be Set Up in Kirov Region
The Victory Weapon started in Vyatski Polyany is timed to the 70th anniversary since the Victory in the Great Patriotic War.
Monument to Soldiers of Great Patriotic War Destroyed in Kirov Region
A monument to soldiers of the Great Patriotic War has been demolished in the Ilyinsky Settlement of the Kirov Region.
Sex Toy Mistaken for Bomb at Russian Post Service
A post office in central Russia was evacuated on Friday after one of the packages started making strange noises, prompting fears of a bomb that turned out to be a vibrator, the local police said.
Russian Doll Museum Appeared in Kirov Region
The Museum of Russian Nesting Doll (Matryoshka) has been opened in Nolinsk, Kirov Region.
Dinosaur Theme Park to Appear in Kirov Region
A new attraction Dinosaur Theme Park will be built in the town of Kotelnich, Kirov region before the end of 2012. A unique deposit of dinosaurs bones was found in this area in 1930s.
New National Park to Appear in Russia
The new national park Atarskaya luka will appear in Kirov region. It will be located on the territory of the Soviet, Nolinsky and Lebyazhsky districts, on the Vyatka river
Dinosaurs Park to Appear in the Kirov Region
A park of dinosaurs is planned to be created in the city of Kotelnich of the Kirov Region this year.
Monument to Dinosaurs to Appear in the Kirov Region
The monument to dinosaurs that became extinct almost 250 million years ago will appear next year at the railway station of Kotelnich town of the Kirov Region.

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