Add to favorite
 
Tags: Slavic Symbols


Articles:

Russian Birds of Paradise
Sirin, Alkonost, and Gamayun are enigmatic fairy bird-maidens from old Russian legends and mythic tales. Who are they, these mysterious bird-maidens from Paradise or, in another way, the Solar Garden? How did they appear in Russian culture?
--01-09-2011--
Kolt Enigmatic Old Russian Ornament
Kolt is a traditional Old Russian female ornament of the 11th -13th centuries; it is a hollow metal pendant fastened to the headgear and often decorated with granulation, skan (filigree work), enamel, or patina. Presumably, the inner cavity was used for keeping a piece of fabric moistened with incense.
--28-08-2011--
Enigma of Old Russian Ornaments
Russian ornamentation is justly considered one of the most interesting phenomena of the world art culture. It represents a unique realm of artistic images. Throughout centuries the Russian ornament was changing and transforming, but unalterably excited imagination of contemporaries with its inherent poetry and beauty of lines and colours.
--28-08-2011--
Ornamentation of Wood Carved House
The tradition to decorated ones house with wood carving is rooted in pagan times, when every sign left with a mans hand be it a notch or a dent had some magic power and had great sense and meaning in struggle with the powers of nature.
--28-08-2011--
White Stone Architecture of the Old Rus
The Old Rus has left us its amazing white-stone monuments of architecture; the magnificent cathedrals of Vladimir and modest churches of the Moscow Region, constructed of white limestone, embodied their epoch with the stone handwriting of builders. White stone was one of the basic building materials in Old Rus' in the 12th -15th cc and played a key role not only in the Old Russian architecture, but in the history of the Old Rus as well.
--01-09-2011--
National Russian Dress: Costume decorations
--28-08-2011--
Maslenitsa, the Holiday of Spring and Sun
The tradition of Maslenitsa takes its roots in pagan times, when the Russian folks would bid farewell to stark winter and welcome long-awaited spring with mouth-watering pancakes, as round, yellow and hot, as the Sun itself, as well as with games, songs, dances and burning down the Winter effigy.
--28-08-2011--
Merry Russian Christmas
Christmas in Russia strangely falls on January 7 and not on December 25 like in Europe and all Catholic and Protestant countries, since the Orthodox Church of Russia still adheres to the Julian calendar. Hence the confusing matter with the New Year, which precedes Russian Christmas instead of following it and, moreover, interferes with the traditional Christmas fast.
--28-08-2011--





Comment on our site


RSS   twitter   facebook   submit

Bookmark and Share

Russian Parliament in Action

search on the map
TAGS:
Andrei Tarkovsky  Jennifer Lopez  Russian history  Transaero  horse tourism  inventions  Red Square  ecology  Sapsan trains  Autographs  Bolshoy Ussuriysky Island   Syria  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia  Russian sanctions   Harry Potter  Russian Rock  Moscow  monument to grandmother   Russian football  Vladimir Golubkov  Books  nuclear physics  Archaeology  Golden Mask  Russian legislation  Maya Plisetskaya  Banking in Russia  Painting  Russian Literature  ROSCOSMOS  Exhibitions in Moscow  Olympics 2012  Russian tourism  Avant-garde  Russian Rock Music  Sergei Polonsky  Theaters of Russia  Grace Kelly  Fyodor Fyodorovich  fountains in Moscow  Active City Festival  Russian Cinema  Archeology  Leningrad Region  Bosco Fresh Fest  RBK  Russian business  Seventh Continent  Ivan Kramskoi  Smolensk 


Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites