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Fun |  Culture |  08.02.23

Russian Science Day: History and Prominent Figures

Every year on February 8, the Russian scientific community celebrates its professional holiday, the Day of Russian Science, established by the decree of the President of the Russian Federation in 1999.  It was on this day in 1724 that the Academy of Sciences was founded in Russia by decree of the governing Senate by order

Videos |  Culture |  18.01.23

Yakutia Head Plunged Into Baptismal Font When Outside -53 Degrees [Video]

The head of Yakutia, Aisen Nikolaev, plunged into the Baptismal font on the Lena River in Yakutsk, where on Wednesday, January 18, the air temperature dropped to minus 53 degrees Celsius.   In recent years, Baptismal bathing has been organized in the republic. The only exception was in 2021, when the Yakut diocese did not consecrate

Visit |  Culture |  10.01.23

British Woman Saved Russian Art Museum in Spain

A British collector saved the Museum of Russian Art in Spain from closure. This is told by the British newspaper The Guardian.  According to the publication, “Museo Ruso”, which is the branch of the Russian Museum in Malaga, was on the verge of closure due to the decision to take its entire collection back to

Insight |  Culture |  05.01.23

Russians Chose Best Dishes for Christmas [Survey]

The most popular dishes for Christmas among the residents of Russia were named by the participants of the survey of the SuperJob job search service. The results of the survey were at the disposal of the RIA Novosti agency.  According to the survey results, 39 per cent of the men and women surveyed plan to

Insight |  Culture |  18.11.22

Experts Revealed Most Popular Christmas Decorations Among Russians

In November, Russians began to buy Christmas decorations more often: by the middle of the month, the number of such orders increased by 3.3 times compared to October, which comes from the data of the “SberMarket” online grocery delivery service.   According to experts, based on the experience of last year, by the end of November,

Visit |  Culture |  18.11.22

Today: Father Frost’s Mail Starts Working in Moscow

According to the press service of the Moscow City Hall, to send letters to Father Frost (Russian Santa Claus) they have prepared 58 boxes that will be placed in 41 metropolitan parks. Citizens can recognize them by the inscription “Moscow Estate of Father Frost” and New Year’s decoration.  It is noted that the staff of

Visit |  Culture |  16.11.22

Postage Stamp Dedicated to Russian Patriot Singer Issued in Moscow

A collector’s postage stamp with the image of People’s Artist of the USSR, political and public figure Joseph Kobzon, was released in Moscow, in the city’s office of the Cultural Fund “Kobzon”.  “This is a monument to a man, but an unusual one — it will travel all over the world. And I’m very happy

Visit |  Events |  16.11.22

Gala Concert of Folk Groups to Be Held in Karelia

A gala concert of folk music groups “Dear Karelia – a Hospitable Hostess” will be held in Petrozavodsk in the concert hall of the Music College named after K.E. Rautio on November 20, 2022.  The concert will be attended by the choir of the Russian song “Pitaritsy”, the Karelian folk choir “Oma pajo”, the Ukrainian

Visit |  Trip Advisory |  25.10.22

Most Popular Museums in Russia – People’s Choice

The most interesting museum in Moscow, according to its residents, is the State Tretyakov Gallery (16% of respondents named it). The second place was taken by the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts (13%), and the third was shared by the State Darwin Museum and the State Historical Museum (7% each).  The museums of the

Visit |  Culture |  07.07.22

Ivan Kupala: Pagan Holiday So Much Loved in Russia

On the night of July 6-7, Russians celebrate the Holiday of Ivan Kupala. It is associated with interesting customs and traditions that are still popular. There are legends that on the night of Ivan Kupala, supernatural creatures wake up, and water and fire acquire magical power.  Ivan Kupala is a pagan holiday of the summer

Fun |  Culture |  28.06.22

Putin Made Official Day of Family, Love and Fidelity on July 8

President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin, signed a decree on the establishment of the Day of Family, Love and Fidelity on July 8. It has come into force on the day of the decree’s signing.   “In order to preserve traditional family values and spiritual and moral education of children and youth, I decree: to

Fun |  Culture |  10.05.22

Russia Celebrated Victory Day [Photos, Videos]

Yesterday, on May 9, 2022, Russia celebrated the 77th anniversary of the victory in the Great Patriotic War. In all cities and town of the vast country solemn ceremonies and festive events were held. All those whose ancestors contributed to the victory, who shares the pride to be the heirs of victors and who wanted