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Insight |  Culture |  07.04.21

Russian Bosses Named Best Books of Their Childhood

Specialists of the SuperJob job search service surveyed 3,000 representatives of the economically active population from all districts of Russia and made the top 3 favourite children’s books of the companies’ and departments’ heads.  According to the survey results, the top 3 includes “The Adventures of Dunno and His Friends”, Russian folk tales, and “The

Fun |  Culture |  06.04.21

Muscovites Invited to Participate in Local History Dictation

On April 18, 2021, the DiscoverMoscow portal will host the ‘Moscow Code’ intellectual dictation of local lore, according to the Moskva City News Agency.  According to the Head of the Moscow Department of Cultural Heritage, Alexei Yemelyanov, this unique project allows people to test their knowledge about Moscow, as well as learn new historical facts

Visit |  Culture |  05.04.21

Restored Gospel of X-XI Centuries Presented in Moscow

The Mariinsky Gospel of the X-XI centuries restored by Russian specialists which was found in the Russian skete of the Assumption of the Most Holy Theotokos on Mount Athos in the 19th century, was handed over to the curators of the manuscript department of the Russian State Library (RSL), TASS reports. The handover ceremony took

Visit |  Events |  04.04.21

Russian Post Issued Postcards for Don Cossack Ensemble Anniversary

The ceremony of solemn presentation of postcards dedicated to the 85th anniversary of the Don Cossack Song and Dance Ensemble was held in Rostov-on-Don. By the anniversary date, the Russian Post issued a special stamp with a fixed date, TASS reports with reference to the press service of the federal postal department of the Rostov

Visit |  Culture |  03.04.21

First ABC-Book for Yukaghir People to Be Published in 2021

The primer of the language of the forest Yukagirs will be published for the first time in 2021 with the support of the authorities of Yakutia, TASS reports with reference to the director of the Federal Institute of Native Languages ​​of the Peoples of the Russian Federation, Professor Larisa Marsheva. Marsheva clarified that this language

Fun |  Culture |  28.03.21

Bolshoi Theatre Celebrates 245th Anniversary

The State Academic Bolshoi Theatre of Russia (Bolshoi Theatre) celebrates 245 years today, TASS reports. According to the general director of the theatre, Vladimir Urin, the theatre decided that in the conditions of a pandemic they would not hold celebrations. He noted that the theatre will work in a regular mode but for the institution,

Visit |  Culture |  26.03.21

Russians Say: Boris Akunin Deserves to Have Literature Works Translated

Yesterday, on March 25, 2021, Russia traditionally celebrated the Day of Culture. On the occasion of the holiday, specialists from the All-Russian Public Opinion Research Centre (VTsIOM) presented the data from the all-Russian survey on the attitude of Russians towards culture and workers in this industry.  The poll showed that over the past 3-5 years,

Insight |  Culture |  25.03.21

Daughters of Red Army Soldier Received Medal From Kaliningrad

In Taganrog, the daughters of the Red Army soldier, Pyotr Pishvanov, were handed over the medal “For Military Merit”, the press service of the South Military District reports.   “After the archival work, its owner was established – Red Army soldier Pishvanov Petr Vasilyevich, a native of the Yegorlyk district of the Rostov region, a

Visit |  Culture |  21.03.21

Pushkin Became Most Popular Poet Among Audiobooks Users

Russia ranks first in the world in listening to poetry. Most often they listen to the works of Alexander Pushkin both in Russia and abroad, according to the Storytel audiobook service which conducted a study dedicated to World Poetry Day which is traditionally celebrated on March 21, RIA News reported.  It is noted that the

Visit |  Events |  17.03.21

Over 12,700 People to Take Part in Eastern Military District Victory Parades

More than 12.7 thousand people will take part in military parades in honour of Victory Day in the Eastern Military District of Russia (VVO), TASS reports with reference to the district’s press service.  In total, more than 12,700 people will participate in military parades on May 9, 2021, in the cities of Khabarovsk, Vladivostok, Ussuriysk,

Visit |  Culture |  16.03.21

Orthodox Russians Going to Fast This Year

The Orthodox faith is professed by 66 per cent of Russians who took part in the survey conducted by the All-Russian Public Opinion Research Centre (VTsIOM). A quarter of Russians (29 per cent) observe Orthodox fasts, of which 16 per cent observe only some of them, and 11 per cent observe only Great Lent.   

Fun |  Culture |  16.03.21

Novosibirsk Residents Celebrated Maslenitsa on Grand Scale

In 2021, the Novosibirsk authorities made the open-air museum of the Institute of Archeology and Ethnography the epicentre of the Maslenitsa celebration, VN.ru reports. A snow fortress of huge size was built there, storming which was an obligatory component of the festival.   Another popular entertainment of the ancestors of Russians was wall-to-wall fistfights (a crowd

Videos |  Culture |  15.03.21

Burning Scarecrow: Maslenitsa Celebrations in Russia [Video]

Maslenitsa is a pagan holiday that has been adapted to Christian traditions. The whole week Russians dedicated to preparations of the scarecrow which was burnt yesterday, on Sunday.   The scarecrow is usually made from old scraps of clothing and straw, Berdsk local website reports. The scarecrow always looks like a woman because it symbolizes winter