Russian Culture and History Facts and Tests

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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

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9 things that are supposed to be Russian but are not

The influence of Russian culture is so huge and widespread all over the world that sometimes it can be found in things that are not in fact Russian. Here are our top 9. Russian pancakes One of the first associations with Russia pertains to a type of pancakes, which are called “Russian pancakes” in many

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Russian National Anthem

Did you know that the music of the Russian National Anthem was written more than sixty years earlier than its lyrics? In this article, we are going to look at the history of the Anthem and its official English translation. History The modern Russian Anthem is the 8th official anthem in Russian history. The first

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Russian Flag

If you have already been to Russia or started learning the Russian language, you probably are familiar with the Russian flag. In this article, we are going to go through the history and meaning of one of the most important Russian symbols. History The first versions of the Russian flag emerged in the XVII –

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Russia Day

Every 12th of June Russia celebrates a state holiday – the Russia Day (День России). It is considered one of the most important state holidays because of its meaning – the commemoration of the declaration of Russian sovereignty. In this article, we are going to deepen into the history of the holiday and its typical

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The 9th of May in Russia

The 9th of May, or the Victory Day (День Побе́ды), is one of the most important holidays in Russia when people celebrate the end of the Second World War and remember their relatives and friends who gave their lives to bring peace. In 1965 it became a national holiday and now is a part of

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The early years of the Soviet Union

Despite the long historical distance, the life of Soviet Union is still one of the world wide’s mysteries. Mostly we know all historical events but how they influenced the people`s life can be discussed nonstop. Today we focus on some aspects of the early years of the Soviet Union trying to get closer to its