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Birch Tree as a Symbol of Russia
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.
--16-04-2019--
Forgotten Russian Traditions
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.
--20-01-2019--
The History of Russian Ushanka, a Winter Fur Cap with Earflaps
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.
--11-01-2019--
The Russians Smile Only for a Good Reason
The Russians smile only for a good reason - a scientist explains the reasons for what seems to be Russian sullenness. The well-known linguist Prof. Josef Sternin has revealed secrets of the well-known Russian unsmilingness.
--31-12-2013--
Halloween in Russia: How to Scare Baba-Yaga and Stay Alive
Halloween is a very popular holiday which is now celebrated in many parts of the Western world. Of course, Russia, under its cultural and religious traditions, doesn't look like a country where such holiday can be very widespread. But why are there so many vampires and witches on Russian streets on October 31? And what have Russians added to this traditional celebration? Read this article and you'll see. Just don't get scared...
--28-10-2011--
Samovar Russian Tea Machine
The Samovar the Russian tea machine, as it was referred to in Western Europe stands out against all other water-heating devices.
--28-08-2011--
Russian Drunkenness
Everywhere we hear statements that Russians are the nation most intemperate in using of alcoholic drinks and it was allegedly like that from time immemorial. Often we, the Russians, also repeat the affirmations about the "historical predisposition" of Russians to alcohol. However, the history of Russia refutes this myth.
--28-08-2011--
Ivan Kupala Day: Looking for Fern Flower
Day of Ivan Kupala (aka John the Baptist, or Ivan the Herbalist) in the olden days was one of the most sacred, important and the most rackety festivities for the Russian people. All partook in the celebrations: they would gather herbs and flowers, twine wreaths, make bonfires, jump over them and play, bathe in rivers and lakes and perform divinations about ones intended.
--25-10-2011--
Russian Wedding Beliefs and Superstitions
Marriage being sort of a turning point in life, wedding ceremony and everything related to it has always been accompanied with variety of traditions and beliefs, some rooted in hoary antiquity, some recently devised, but all targeted at bringing good luck to the newlyweds and averting misfortune from them.
--28-08-2011--
Traditional Old Russian Wedding
Usually a wedding lasted for three days, but sometimes could run for a whole week. During the Marriage church service the bridegroom was to hold the brides hand and not release it for a second. They brought bread wine with them, and the priest treated them with it for three times. After drinking it for the third time the bridegroom threw the wine goblet on to the floor and trampled down on it.
--28-08-2011--


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Man with $1.7 Mln Watch Detained at Moscow Airport
A Russian traveler was detained at Moscows Domodedovo airport on Monday, as customs officials found out he was carrying a gold watch worth $1.7 million.
--18-09-2012--





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