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12 Jan
2014
Today, we celebrate the birthday of a man who is almost single handedly responsible for extending the presence of humans beyond the planet Earth. This Sunday, January 12th is the 107th birthday of Sergei Pavlovich Korolev (Сергей Павлович Королёв), the “Chief Designer” of the Soviet space program. Born in 1907 in the now Ukrainian city ...
28 Oct
2013
Ivan Turgenev (Иван Тургенев) was a Russian writer, a founder of the Russian realistic novel. He ranks as one of the greatest stylists in Russian literature. Today we celebrate his birth anniversary. Turgenev was a key figure of the 19th century. He knew and often fought with almost every important figure in his homeland. He ...
25 Oct
2013
The October Revolution (Октяврьская Револуция), commonly referred to as Red October or Bolshevik Revolution, was a political overthrow that took place in the larger context of the Russian Revolution of 1917. This uprising followed and capitalized on the results of the February Revolution of the same year. The Bolsheviks led the revolt, with an army ...
23 Oct
2013
The term Russian avant-garde (Русский Авангард) defines the large and influential wave of modern art that flourished in Russia in the first part of the 20th century. A lot of art movements emerged at the time. Those styles were separate and different, although inextricably related. The first hints of a new style taking over came ...
18 Oct
2013
2 Most Famous Writers of Russian Fables And Fairy Tales Russia has a long tradition of fairy tales and fables. Krylov is the most famous writer of fables, and he is considered the Russian La Fontaine. On the other hand, Afanasyev’s fairy tales are regarded as the Russian equivalent to the Brothers Grimm’s ones. Ivan ...
14 Oct
2013
What You Need To Know About Russian Dachas The term dacha (дача) defines a summer or year-round second home often located in the exurbs of the city. The word dacha in archaic Russian means something given. In fact, the first dachas began to be given by the Tsar Peter the Great to loyal vassals. The ...
08 Oct
2013
There are books so alive that you’re always afraid that while you weren’t reading, the book has gone and changed, has shifted like a river; while you went on living, it went on living too, and like a river moved on and moved away. No one has stepped twice into the same river. But did ...
04 Oct
2013
Today (October 4) we celebrate the Day of Outer Space Forces in Russia (День Космических Войск). Russian ventures in outer space are glorious: the Soviet Union, while competing with the USA, achieved many pioneering accomplishments in space flight. For instance, Yuri Gagarin (Юрий Гагарин) was the first man to travel into outer space, when his ...
04 Oct
2013
Way to Celebrate International Teachers Day Every year Teachers Day is celebrated on October 5th. People around the world spend the day celebrating and appreciating teachers for the vital role they play in society. In Russia, the holiday is observed by the country’s more than one million high school teachers and 350,000 university teachers. In ...
01 Oct
2013
The Republic of Karelia (Республика Карелия) is a federal subject of Russia, located in the northwestern part of the country. It is not far from St. Petersburg, and its beauties often attract many tourists from the city. Karelia is located between the Baltic and the White seas, and its water sources are a great touristic ...