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 ...
The story of the rusalka and the vodyanoy Russian mythology has various underwater characters: the vodyanoy (водяной) is the male water spirit, and the rusalka (русалка) his female counterpart. As you may have already guessed, the vodyanoy marries the rusalka, and they live happily ever after. Only in reality it isn’t that simple… The vodyanoy ...