Russian Culture and History Facts and Tests

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Ruslan and Ludmila

Ruslan and Ludmila are names often used to show or underline a couple’s love and adherence. For example, a couple of swans in a lake in Saint Petersburg are called this because swans build strong families and stay together till their last days. But why did Ruslan and Ludmila become a symbol of love? Who

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Who lives in Russian fairytales?

Did you like fairytales when you were a child? Fairytales aren’t just funny stories about the battle between good and evil. They also tell us a lot about a culture and its people. Fairytales are widely studied by linguists, historians, culturologists, and semioticians. Today we present an overview of people and creatures typical of Russian

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The paradise on the Earth: Kamchatka

Kamchatka is a region located in the Russian Far East and makes Russia’s Far Eastern Federal district. The center of this district is the city Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky where more than 300,000 people live. This region is well known for its nature, animals, and surroundings. Let’s take a look at it! The history of the region Kamchatka

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Russian inventions

Can you imagine your life now without planes, radio, TV, colorful photos, cartoons, and other lovely things? Probably yes, but life wouldn’t be so nice without them. Did you know that all these and many other inventions were made by Russians? If not, this article is right for you because we would like to share

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7 facts about Saint Petersburg you probably didn’t know about

Saint Petersburg is a well known city of Russia. It is often called the second capital of Russia because, first of all, it was the capital before the Revolution of 1917, and second, it is the second biggest city of Russia after Moscow. Usually, people associate Saint Petersburg with the reforms of the Peter the

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Unity Day in Russia

Since 2005, every fourth of November Russia is celebrating a young but important holiday – National Unity Day. One of the explanations for why such a name was chosen may be found in the draft law from 2004 on the introduction of a new holiday: “On November 4, 1612, the soldiers of the civil uprising

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UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Russia part I: Natural Sites

In total, there are twenty-nine UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Russia, eleven of them are natural and eighteen are cultural sites. In this article, we will look at the natural treasures of Russia that are included in the UNESCO list. Lake Baikal Lake Baikal is one of the most popular touristic places in Russia it

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Russian Cinema Day

Every 27th of August in Russia is celebrated Russian Cinema Day. This is a special day for people working in the film industry, and for those who love Russian and Soviet movies. This holiday was first celebrated in 1980 and was called “Day of Soviet Cinema”. During Perestroika the name was changed to “Day of

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The heart of Russian nation

There are some words in every language which cannot be translated because of their semantics and extra cultural connotations. The Russian word дача (dacha) is exactly such word. Dacha is not just a countryside or a village to spend time with your family. Dacha is a place where Russians feel very comfortable and where you

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Education in Russia

Education is one of the most important parts in our life which can determine not just our future profession but also our interests and hobbies. The middle of August is the time when a new school year begins all over the world that is why it is a good moment to present the educational system