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Popular Russian Actresses

One of the positive stereotypes about Russia is that its women happen to be particularly beautiful. This seems claim seems to be backed up heavily by the incredible amount of stellar modeling talent that stems from the country, its sporting heroines who also happen to be good looking, and also its selection of actresses who......

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Street Art in Russia’s Heart

Russia is probably one of the lowest countries on the list that come to mind when you think of freedom of expression. This idea that the huge country is packed wall to wall with imperialists that want to stamp out new ideas and force its inhabitants to conform is far from accurate. The red wearing,......

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The Importance of Food to Russian Culture – Part 2

The culture of food in Russia has developed from ancient times. It evolved depending how privileged you were or what ingredients were available in the part of Russia that you lived. As the whole culture of Russia has been influenced by the different peoples that came to settle from far and wide, so has its......

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The Importance of Food to Russian Culture – Part 1

The food of a country highlights its culture, and if a family sits down around a table each night and talks about their day this is much more than just breaking bread together. It is a social gathering where each member of the family can discuss important issues that effect them each and every day.......

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Russian Culture and the Arts – Part 2

Delving into the relationship between the arts and the culture of Russia you need to understand the heritage of this massive country. From the glorious big cities to the wastes of Siberia, Russia has to be one of the most diverse countries in the world both geologically and culturally. However, there is no doubting the......

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Russian Culture and the Arts – Part 1

Russia is steeped in tradition and history, some of it very bloody and controversial and some of it political and religious. Without doubt the arts have played a very big part of the rich history of Russia and have helped form the culture of this east meets west country. Some of the finest artists, painters,......

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Unique Cities to Visit in Russia

Yekaterinburg Yekaterinburg is an industrial city located in the Ural Mountains that is always buzzing with activities. The location is popular because it is said to be the place where Tsar Nicholas, the last Tsar of Russia and his household was killed in 1918 in the midst of the Russian Revolution. Yekaterinburg is known today......

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History of Russia

Some communities located in Russia were first heard of in the 4th century with the creation of the initial ethnic union of the Eastern Slavs. In the 5th century, another ethnic group of Eastern Slavs was formed, that is the Polyants in the basin of the then Dnieper River. It was claimed that the first......

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Famous People from Russia

1. Joseph Stalin He was born Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin in December 1878 in Gori Georgia towards the end of the 19th century. He is a controversial Russian dictator. He was influenced in his early years by political ideals of Vladimir Lenin. This motivated him to join the Bolsheviks when it started. He worked himself to......

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Best Monuments to Visit in Russia

Russia, the world’s largest country has experienced turbulent times in recent memory and is known for the notoriety of its criminal syndicates and corrupt oligarchs. However, Russia still boasts of incredible monuments that often go unnoticed.The expansive beauty of Russia varies from deep lakes, historical museums, glacier-capped mountains and beautiful art present in churches. Furthermore,......

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