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Love is a great adventure, and one of its most prominent landmarks is the wedding day. If you are about to get married, you may consider doing it in Russia. Also you can be lucky enough to attend a Russian wedding as a guest. In any case, if you happen to take part in a Russian ceremony, there are some traditions you should know about.[ Read more ]
In this blog we have told you the exciting story of five Russian inventions that you did not know exist. Today we want to discover some other creations that emerged from great Russian and Soviet minds and pay particular recognition to those thousands of hours spent researching and developing. We also want to include an invention (the plane) which, like many others, has a long list of potential inventors.[ Read more ]
Have you tried it? If you have not, then you should! Kvass has been a popular drink in Russia for thousands of years. It has a yellowish colour that reminds of beer, although it can also have a dark colour that could resemble a cola soft drink. But until you try it, you will not know what it tastes like.[ Read more ]
The history of inventions is often surrounded by controversy because of one question: Who was its real inventor? Very often in history, someone creates a new product. It is a brilliant idea but, for different reasons it is ignored until someone else in a different part of the world, starts selling the same creation. This person gets the fame and worldwide recognition, while the original inventor is forgotten.[ Read more ]
If we think of a kamikaze (that is, a suicide attack on a plane), the first image that comes to our mind is a Japanese pilot in his Zero airplane, on a collision course to an American warship. But actually, the first kamikaze in history was a Russian pilot who fought in World War I.[ Read more ]
If you jump into a wrestling ring and they tell you that you have to face an opponent who is nicknamed "the Russian Bear", "The experiment" or "Alexander the Great", we recommend you to run away and not look back. Today we are going to learn about the man behind those nicknames. He is considered the best Greco-Roman wrestler in history.[ Read more ]
Think fast: Do you know a monument or place with the name of Lenin? Surely most of you thought of the Lenin Mausoleum in Moscow’s Red Square. But you could have chosen from over 5.000 different streets, squares, statues or museums around the world that are named after him. Today we will know a bit more about those places.[ Read more ]
Today is a great day to go to the theatre. And if you are in a big city like Moscow, what about going to a big auditorium? Unquestionably, you have to visit the Bolshoi Theatre. So let’s go![ Read more ]
Do you know what the most expensive eggs in history are? As you can imagine, they do not come from an animal. They were gifts that tsars Alexander III and Nicholas II gave to their families over 100 years ago and were created by the jeweler Peter Carl Fabergé. They are the world-famous Faberge eggs.[ Read more ]
Sports and politics do not have much in common, but the political rivalry between countries is often taken to sport events. But when that happens, we do enjoy a fair, challenging competition. In the 2012 Summer Olympic in London, U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps made a historical achievement: he became the athlete with the most Olympic medals in history. He surpassed former Soviet gymnast Larisa Latynina, who had held the record for 48 years.[ Read more ]
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