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 ...
National Fashions: Festive Dress Exhibition Festive dress depicts a culture like nothing else! Some of my best afternoons in Moscow involve happening upon an exhibition that is right up my alley when I least expect it. On a recent visit to the Museum of the Patriotic War of 1812 (Музей Отечественной войны 1812 г.), a ...
Idea for the Weekend: Folklore Festival in Ismailovo For some reason, few visitors to Moscow seem to know about the Ismailovo Kremlin. The word ‘Kremlin’ for most brings to mind the imposing and infamous scarlet walls around the fortress by Red Square. It is a symbol of Moscow, of Russia, of authority and dictatorship, ...