Posts By: Ryan.Goff

10 Dec
2014
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 ...
04 Dec
2014
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 ...
01 Dec
2014
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 ...
26 Nov
2014
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. ...
21 Nov
2014
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 ...
19 Nov
2014
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. ...
13 Nov
2014
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 ...
11 Nov
2014
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 ...
10 Nov
2014
Moscow is a massive and sometimes intimidating city and can pose some difficulties to those who want to get around and see all the wonderful sights that Moscow has to offer. Of course, understanding and using the metro makes Moscow a pretty simple city to get around, but the metro stations are tremendous works of ...
07 Nov
2014
This Day in History: The Great October Revolution October Revolution. On this day in history, in the late hours of the evening, Vladimir Lenin organized his allies in the Petrograd Soviet, and signaled by a blank shot fired by the battleship Aurora, began the revolt against the Provisional Government. Elements of the Red Guard seized ...