Soviet Multiki: The Charming, the Classic, and the Bizarre
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The Soviet Union was famous for many things. Its flag, its leaders, its “evil,” and, of course, its multiki (cartoons). After all, who doesn’t recall lazy Komsomol mornings sprawled out on your stomach with a warm bottle of Буратино (Soviet soda) next to you, eyes glued to the TV, hours melting away like ice cream… Continue reading
24h Breakfast? Cook’kareku restaurant!
24h Breakfast? Cook’kareku restaurant! Have you ever thought about the fact that when we sit down for dinner, someone on the other side of the world is preparing Breakfast? Aleksandr Rappoport turned this thought into the concept of the new restaurant “Cook’kareku”. Yes, its menu consists entirely of Breakfast. Isn’t that amazing? Breakfast is not only… Continue reading
Empress Catherine the Great, and an Autocrat of all the Russias
Empress Catherine the Great, and an Autocrat of all the Russias Empress Catherine was born as Sophie Augusta Frederica of Anhalt-Zerbst (Principality of Holy Roman Empire) on 2 May 1729 in a family of high nobility but not belonging to a royal family. From an early age, she got herself noted for her charisma and… Continue reading