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History of Caviar in Russia
For many years red caviar has been a particular symbol of Russia in the world. This is not surprising, because this country is the worlds largest producer and exporter of this delicacy.
The Bear in Russian Culture
The Bear a significant factor of Russian culture - appears in many Russian literary works, folk tales, epics, proverbs and sayings, not infrequently acting as a protagonist. The Bear was the emblem of the XXII Olympic Games held in Moscow in 1980.
Khokhloma Painting
Khokhloma is a traditional folk Russian handicraft that appeared in the 17th century in villages under Nizhni Novgorod. One of the most famous kinds of folk Russian decorative painting, it is used in creation of splendid ornate wooden tableware and furniture.
Gzhel Ceramics
Gzhel follows old Russian traditions of folk arts and crafts. Gzhel masters paint every item exclusively by hand. The painting is made with cobalt, which acquires the characteristic blue colour in the technological process.
Today the Russian folk stringed musical instrument balalaika is going through hard times. There are not so many professional balalaika players left; country people have abandoned this once popular instrument. There have been ups and downs in the history of balalaika, yet it still lives and remains one of the symbols of Russian folk culture.
Fools and Roads - Traditional Russian Problems
A famous Russian proverb states that there are two main problems in Russia: fools and roads, but apparently the latter of the two problems is just a consequence of the first one.


Voting Results For The Symbols Of Russia Released
From March 25 to October 6, 2013 Rossia TV channel and the Russian Geographic Society with the support of a few TV channels and radio stations, web-portals and newspapers organized the Rossia 10 multimedia contest. The project was conceived as a nationwide contest, during the course of which citizens would be able to select 10 of the most interesting landmarks nationwide.
Plant Symbol To Be Added To Emblem
As a part of Russia Avenue national contest program all 83 regions of the country were offered to choose the plant symbol.

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