Question by jackie: What is the story of Baba Yaga? I need to do a project on this legend but I don't know the story, and when I googled it all that came up was wikipedia answers. Answers and Views: Answer by Angel Hm I remember reading something … [Read more...] about What is the Russian story of Baba Yaga?
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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
While the world is back at work since early January, Russian New Year holidays are still under way until the Russian Old New Year, celebrated in the night from January 13th to January 14th. Though Soviet Russia has officially followed the Gregorian … [Read more...] about Old New Year in Russia
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
A Russian dacha isn't something you'll find elsewhere. This home away from home is a unique phenomenon in the life of every Russian, a vacation retreat and a Russian lifestyle way to live closer to nature. The dacha is also not a sign of wealth, as … [Read more...] about Dacha – Home Away From Home
Traditional Weddings are still very common in Russia. Some include western traditions such as bridesmaids and grooms-men but most still have the significant aspects of a traditional wedding ceremony. A traditional wedding ceremony in the Eastern … [Read more...] about Traditional Russian Weddings