3 Important Facts Before Visiting the Historic Mosfilm Studio in Moscow!

Historic Mosfilm Studio

3 Important Facts Before Visiting the Historic Mosfilm Studio in Moscow! 1.One of the Oldest Film Studios in Europe Mosfilm Studios located in Moscow has played host to the production of some of the most significant cinematic works in history. The Soviet Union pioneered the art of filmmaking in it’s earliest days, and Mosfilm is… Continue reading

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Moscow’s Underground Art Exhibits

Many cities across the world have adopted the metro as the preferred method of public transportation, but few have gone to the same extent as Russia has to beautify their metro stations and turn them into an unofficial historical and national art museum of sorts. Built at the height of Joseph Stalin’s rule, the Moscow… Continue reading

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The Golden Ring of Russia

The Golden Ring (Золотое Kольцо) is a series of cities arranged in roughly the shape of a ring just northeast of Moscow that played significant roles in the development of Russian history, and particularly the Russian Orthodox faith. These beautiful cities are often described as some of the most picturesque in all of Russia, and… Continue reading

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Shopping Mall And More: GUM – Russia’s First Department Store

GUM

Shopping Mall And More: GUM – Russia’s First Department Store GUM (ГУМ) is an abbreviation of  Главный Yниверсальный Mагазин, or Main Universal Store, and actually a number of GUMs exist throughout Russia and the former Soviet Republics, but this article focuses on the oldest and most beautiful of them, the Moscow GUM on Red Square.… Continue reading

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Konstantin Feoktistov: The First Civilian in Space!

Konstantin Petrovich Feoktistov (Константин Петрович Феоктистов) was born on February 7th, 1926, and died 5 years ago today, on the 21st of November, 2009. Konstantin lived a truly remarkable life, and had the honor and distinction of being the first civilian to ever go into space. Everyone who had been to space prior to him… Continue reading

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The Rosetta Mission’s Link to Russia

By now you have no doubt heard of the Rosetta space probe and its mission to become the first manmade object to ever successfully landed on a comet. The European Space Agency is behind this ambitious project, and the mission had already accumulated a number of impressive achievements prior to Wednesday. Wednesday, however, was the crowning achievement.… Continue reading

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Quest Games Sweep Russia!

So-called Quest Games, such as the ever popular Claustrophobia, are springing up all over Russia and Eastern Europe. This new type of interactive experience was developed as an alternative to more traditional forms of games. The focus of these games is to work together as a team, to figure out how to escape a confined… Continue reading

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Learn Russian – Free WordPower Language Learning App

Learn Russian – Free WordPower by Innovative Language Learning, LLC is one of the most popular Russian language learning apps on iTunes right now. There are many reasons from this, in the free version you will find 100 Russian words which have been selected based on their utility. That is, the words you’re most likely… Continue reading

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