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Russian Fashion Designers
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Russian Fashion Designers

World-renowned high end designers or young, trendy and affordable fashion brands… Russia has it all! Here are some notable examples....
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Russian Traditional Dances
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Russian Traditional Dances

Traditional Russian folk dance is as diverse as the nation itself. While most foreigners identify traditional Russian dance with knee...
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Strengthening immune system: Russian way
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Strengthening immune system: Russian way

There are no doubts that immune system is very important when it comes to person’s health, especially if he/she lives...
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Russian online entertainment during quarantine
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Russian online entertainment during quarantine

If you are in Russia, studying Russian or simply interested in Russia or Russian language, there is an abundance of...
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Russian Surnames
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Russian Surnames

Princes, boyars, nobility and clergy The emergence of surnames in Russia was a complex and lengthy process, stretching over six...
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Children in Russia: interesting facts, superstitions, traditions
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Children in Russia: interesting facts, superstitions, traditions

Jinxing Certain superstitions regarding children take place even before them being born. For instance, a lot of expectant mothers prefer...
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Russia’s Golden Ring
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Russia’s Golden Ring

Russia’s Golden Ring Russia’s Golden Ring (Золотое Кольцо) is a tourist route that passes through the ancient cities of North-Eastern...
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Festive Moscow and St Petersburg: where to go
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Festive Moscow and St Petersburg: where to go

As you may know, the festive season in Russia has only commenced and will last until mid-January. Therefore, if you...
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Russian TV shows
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Russian TV shows

Russian TV can be real fun to watch. Ranging from sitcoms, talk-shows, reality TV shows to romcoms and travel shows,...
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How to cope with fear of flying
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How to cope with fear of flying

Statistically, every fourth person is scared of flying. There are many reasons behind this fear: fear of engine failure, not...
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Coffee places in Moscow
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Coffee places in Moscow

Leaves are falling, days are getting shorter and air is getting colder… We are in the middle of autumn -...
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Moscow theatres
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Moscow theatres

If you are in Moscow, and your Russian allows, do not miss an opportunity to pay a visit to a...
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Education phrases, proverbs and quotes
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Education phrases, proverbs and quotes

New academic year has commenced! For inspiration (studying is not easy after all), read some of the famous education-related phrases,...
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Russian fables
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Russian fables

Russian literature is no short of fables – stories that teach a moral lesson and often have animals as main...
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Bread in Russia
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Bread in Russia

For most Russians bread has a sacred meaning. It is an irreplaceable staple product that has been the basis of...
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Scarlet Sails
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Scarlet Sails

“Алые Паруса” (“Scarlet Sails”) is a Soviet and Russian holiday for graduates of secondary schools, celebrated annually in St Petersburg....
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Russian summer cuisine
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Russian summer cuisine

Russian summers can be hot, and it doesn’t make sense to eat hearty meals like pelmeni (пельмени) or borscht (борщ)....
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The letter “Ё” in the Russian alphabet
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The letter “Ё” in the Russian alphabet

"Ё" is, perhaps, the most intricate letter in the Russian language. It is often being ignored and replaced by a...
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Russian towns: common, unusual and funny names
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Russian towns: common, unusual and funny names

According to statistics, there are 170 thousand of cities, towns and villages in Russia. It is simply impossible to know...
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Lake Baikal
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Lake Baikal

If you are interested in Russia, you have almost definitely heard of Lake Baikal – Russian pride and its natural...
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