Russian Culture and History Facts and Tests

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Ilya Repin: Depicting the Russian Soul

Ilya Repin, one of the most accomplished and renowned painters and artists, led a fascinating life. He initiated his education in topography, subsequently transitioning to painting icons. Despite initially failing his first attempt to gain admission to the Imperial Academy of fine Arts in Saint Petersburg, he later became professor of this Academy and produced

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Jump into freedom

Our previous article dealt with the phenomenon of nevozvrashhency. Under “nevozvrashchency” were meant Soviet citizen who illegally stayed abroad after their official tours or journeys ended instead of going back to the Soviet Union because they didn`t want to live there and wanted to have another life. Usually after nevozvrashchency began a new life in

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Nevozvrashchentsy

The word which is used in the title of this article doesn`t exist in any other language because it describes aspects of history and culture which were specific for the Soviet time. The title of this article sounds odd and unclear for almost everyone whose ancestry come neither from the Soviet Union nor from the

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Russian Desserts

One of the interesting ways to learn about new cultures is to taste national dishes and drinks. Russian cuisine is unique, diverse, and full of different mixtures and original ingredients which can describe how people lived long before. If you have a sweet tooth, this article is exactly for you because today we are going

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Russian Women Who Became World-Famous

The Russian Empire had a lot of outstanding personalities and talented people but usually people can’t predict how and where they will become famous. The protagonists of this article couldn’t even assume that their path in life wasn’t going to be in the Russian Empire but somewhere else. Does it sound interesting? Then let’s start!

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The Oldest Russian Cities

Which Russian city has the longest history? Where did Russia emerge? Where were no names and numbers of streets but were names of church bells? If you want to find this out, then this article is exactly for you. Derbent A city called Derbent is located 125 km from the capital of the republic Dagestan

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Christmastide

December is the month when people believe in miracles and fairy tales more than usual. That is because of the magic of Santa Claus and Christmas. The first month of the year, January, may appear empty and sad because the miraculous holidays are gone. But Slavic people created a special complex of activities to make

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Maslenitsa

Winter is filled with holidays, such as Christmas and New Year, but when this period ends, there is nothing more to anticipate. Fortunately, you can celebrate Maslenitsa! Haven’t you heard about this holiday? Then this article is exactly for you. What is Maslenitsa? Source: Wikipedia Maslenitsa is a very old traditional holiday that is celebrated

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Many sides of Leo Tolstoy

Leo Tolstoy is one of the most popular Russian writers. His books are sold all around the world. If we ask you «What is his most famous creation?» you will reply «War and peace». In this article, we will tell you what kind of person he was and how did he manage to write books

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The most influential women in the history of Russia

In modern days we aim to fight for the rights of women all over the world, to give them better access to education and career chances. Some countries achieve good results in this campaign, and some countries do their best to reach the same results. It`s interesting to see how the world changes and women

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