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Did you know that nobody knows the exact recipe for the Russian salad? One of the most popular salads in the world was created 150 years ago in a fancy restaurant in Moscow and, although many tried to steal its recipe, nobody could, and its secret was lost forever. This is the story of this Russian dish that people enjoy all around the world.[ Read more ]
Lev Sergeyevich Termen was a Russian inventor born in 1896 in St. Petersburg, who could have gone down in history as the inventor of the first television set or the first system using radio frequencies. But his name will be forever linked to one of the most curious musical instruments in history: the theremin.[ Read more ]
The events of Russia’s history that happened in this week of March start with the Russian tsars: the abdication of Nicholas II, the creation of the Museum of the Kremlin and the attack against Alexander II. We will also remember the first day the Soviet republic was founded, Stalin's funeral, and when the Soviet government officially announced its nuclear capacity.[ Read more ]
This week we will look back at great Russian discoveries in science, chemistry and maritime exploration. In the space race we will remember two events: the creation of the first group of men who would go to space and the day that a Soviet spacecraft flew by Halley’s Comet and took pictures. In politics, the Tsar Alexander II abolished serfdom in Russia and in the world of arts, the first performance of one of the most popular ballets in history took place.[ Read more ]
Do you like numbers and facts? If you do, have a look at these figures regarding Russia. You can use this article to impress your friends or even yourself. Who knows, maybe one day you take part in a tv quiz show and win a fortune thanks to what you are about to read. In that case, don’t forget to kindly send us 50%.[ Read more ]
Russian history in the last week of February brings us many space stories: the Russian space agency was born, two dogs broke all records in space and a serious fire in the space station Mir threatened the life of six cosmonauts. Also this week in Russian history: two Soviet submarines travelled around the world without emerging and the Soviet K-19 submarine suffers a serious accident, the war between Sweden and Russia came to an end and Tsar Peter "the Great" opens one of the oldest weapon factories in the world.[ Read more ]
What are we doing talking about a 100% American brand like Pepsi in a blog about Russian history and culture? We are going to discover one of those stories that seem to be taken from a spy movie. Chance and opportunity wanted that Pepsi became the first Western product in the USSR… and the owner of part of the Soviet war fleet.[ Read more ]
What happened on this week of February in Russian history? We will talk about the withdrawal of Soviet troops from the last great conflict in which the Soviet Union was involved. We will also remember the day when, after the end of another war, Russia's greatest treasure was returned back to its place. Also one day of February, Radio Liberty began broadcasting from Spain to the whole territory of the USSR and a Russian truck manufacturer began its history. Also, we will find out who gave its name to the city of Sevastopol, and we will remember the day when the construction of the Mir space station began.[ Read more ]
We all know that there’s a never-ending debate about who completed the most important achievements in space exploration: the Soviet Union or the USA? Americans sent the first man to the Moon, Russians sent the first man and woman to space. But before that, before humans were on the front page of magazines and newspapers all around the world, there were other Russian creatures flying into space. And they weren’t humans.[ Read more ]
This week of January is marked by the death of the greatest ideologist of modern communism and a key figure in the origins of the USSR. We will also talk about war and military events: Russian troops managed to break the siege of Leningrad after more than two years of siege and a new Soviet bomber began its test flights. In addition, the President of the USSR, Leonid Brezhnev, suffered an attack during a parade. Also, during January in the history of Russia, Tsar Peter II gave Moscow back the status of Russia’s capital city. And on the cultural side of history, one of the greatest operas in the world is played for the first time.[ Read more ]
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