One could hardly exaggerate the meaning of "shapka-ushanka" in the life of any Russian man. The popularity of this head accessory had been fantastic since the World war II up to the dawn of the Soviet Union in the beginning of 90ies. (Photo … [Read more...] about Shapka – Ushanka
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We are used to movies and operas where Eugene Onegin’s Tatiana (Tatyana) is played by a woman well over twenty, or even thirty. It’s also a common habit to condemn Onegin for rejecting Tatiana’s true love. But according to Russian newspaper … [Read more...] about Onegin’s Tatiana Was Only Thirteen?
By: John Kunkle As Lynn Visson's "Wedded Strangers" states: "If you have been lucky enough to be invited to a Russian household, you will experience the famous Russian hospitality. The feast is kind of a war between host and guests. There has … [Read more...] about My Favorite Russian Food
It is said that one cannot truly appreciate caviar without vodka. As Russian traditions go, caviar is best appreciated with a glass of vodka in hand. With that said, it is imperative that only ice-cold vodka is best served with it as the vodka has a … [Read more...] about Caviar and Vodka – The Plateau of Gourmet Food
By Amy Phillips Penn Years ago a Russian superstar dancer managed to defect from Russia in a daring escape. He fled to the United States, where he became an instant celebrity. Tickets for his performances were sold out, he was photographed in … [Read more...] about Dinner for a Russian Superstar Goes to the Dogs
Entering Russia Entering Russia with one or two of your dogs is not a very complicated procedure. There is no quarantine, and you don’t need any import permit. Microchips for dogs are still not mandatory in Russia either. However, some veterinary … [Read more...] about To Russia With Dog
By: Annatan Moscow is believed to be one of the most expensive cities in the world. However this is not always true. The public transport and local food do not cost much and travelers can easily explore this city on a budget. Here we offer a list … [Read more...] about What To See In Moscow For Free