Category Archives: Russian culture

06 Oct
2021
The 8. MOST VIEWED video on YouTube is RUSSIAN?! As we humans love music, it is to be expected that the audiovisual material we consume the most is music videos. Therefore, hits such as “Despacito”, “Shape of You” and “See you again” are in the Top 5 in the ranking of the most played videos ...
21 Sep
2021
Родина-мать зовёт! – The Motherland Calls! Situated on the Mamayev Kurgan–hill (Мамаев курган) in Volgograd (former Stalingrad) in Southern Russia, stands a magnificent statue which commemorates the sufferings, sacrifice, and heroism of the Soviet Union during the Second World War. This monument is the representation of a call to take up arms against the German ...
15 Sep
2021
Culinary experience with Liden & Denz At “Liden & Denz” you can not only learn languages, but you also have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of activities that will help you to get to know Russian culture more closely. The activities are organised by the school itself. Some of them have a ...
08 Sep
2021
How did Russians celebrate ‘День Знаний’ (Knowledge Day) last Wednesday? Since 1935, every year on September 1st, children return to school across Russia, after three months of summer holiday. This day signifies the end of summer and the start of a new academic year, and is known as ‘Knowledge Day’ (День Знаний in Russian). The ...
05 Sep
2021
Do you like dancing? Here are 4 Russian folk dances worth checking out! Throughout history we have searched for an infinite number of ways to express our feelings and emotions, because, however useful and vital verbal language may be, it is still rather limited when it comes to reflecting our essence to the outside world. ...
31 Aug
2021
9 Supersticiones Rusas Que Debes Conocer Este texto es una traducción al español del artículo escrito por Jessica Carrettiero, el cual puedes encontrar en su idioma original haciendo click aquí. Cuando uno se encuentra en el extranjero y conoce una cultura diferente, fácilmente pueden surgir malentendidos. Como probablemente ya hayas experimentado de primera mano, conocer ...
20 Aug
2021
Este texto es una traducción al español del artículo escrito por Stacey Watson, que puedes encontrar en su idioma original haciendo click aquí.   Vladimir de Kiev, antes de aceptar el cristianismo y bautizar a toda la Rus de Kiev, era pagano. Al llegar al poder en 978, construyó un templo dedicado a 6 de ...
07 Aug
2021
Russia is a vast country with a complex and fascinating history. It has made important contributions to humanity and always leaves plenty to talk about. And of course, being the largest country in the world, it is not surprising that it hides many curious facts. If you want to find out some of them, this ...
04 Aug
2021
Potemkin Villages (Потемкинские деревни): The Story Behind the Russian Idiom Потемкинские деревни, which can be translated as Potemkin villages, is a curious idiom found in Russian, which is also sometimes used in English. It is used to describe a cover up which attempts to make something seem a lot better than it may truly be, ...
30 Jul
2021
Interesting Characters Found in Russian Folklore Reading fairy tales and folklore can tell you a lot about a country and its culture. Russian folklore is full of interesting recurring characters, all with fascinating habits and powers. Here are some of my favourite characters that you will often stumble across when reading Russian folk stories. Nightingale ...