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Visit |  Culture |  12.06.21

Experts Named Top Most Read Russian Books Abroad

For the Day of Russia, which is traditionally celebrated on June 12, the book service LitRes conducted a study in the course of which its experts analyzed book purchases in more than 200 countries, RIA Novosti reported. Among the classic writers’ works, the first place occupied “The Idiot” by Fyodor Dostoevsky.  Next in the ranking

Videos |  Events |  12.06.21

Cosmonauts Send Congratulations From ISS on Day of Russia [Video]

The crew members of the 65th long-term expedition, cosmonauts Oleg Novitsky and Pyotr Dubrov, congratulated compatriots on the Day of Russia. A video with the congratulations is published on the official website of Roscosmos. “Every year the meaning and significance of this holiday becomes more and more important for us, close, consonant with our heartfelt

Visit |  Culture |  10.06.21

Russians Сelebrate Important Church Holiday

One of the most important Christian holidays, the Ascension of the Lord, is traditionally celebrated in Russia on the 40th day after Easter. This year, the Russian Orthodox Church celebrates it today, on June 10. On this day, it is forbidden to do hard work, quarrel, and swear, VM.RU reports. Despite the fact that the

Visit |  Events |  08.06.21

Today Russians Celebrate Day of Karelia

Every year on June 8, Russians celebrate the Day of the Republic of Karelia. Each time a new municipal district is chosen as a venue for large-scale events on this occasion. In 2019, Medvezhyegorsk became the capital of the celebrations and in 2020 it was Petrozavodsk, RIA FAN reports.   Karelia is a constituent entity of

Visit |  Culture |  08.06.21

Russians Celebrate Social Worker’s Day

Social Worker’s Day is celebrated in Russia today, on June 8, 2021. The holiday was established by decree of Russian President Vladimir Putin on October 27, 2000, and on June 8, 1701, Peter I signed a decree on the creation of the first state almshouse for the poor, sick, and elderly who needed care.  As

Visit |  Events |  03.06.21

Most Massive Religious Procession Takes Place in Russia

Celebrations in honour of the acquisition of the miraculous Velikoretskaya icon of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker began in the Vyatka diocese today. The traditional Velikoretsky religious procession is held in a new format in compliance with the restrictions imposed in connection with the coronavirus pandemic, RIA Novosti reported.  According to church tradition, in 1383, on

Visit |  Culture |  01.06.21

Toy Story: Russian Defence Plants Create Products for Children

On International Children’s Day, which is traditionally celebrated on June 1, TASS told about the enterprises of the military-industrial complex of Russia which are engaged in the manufacture and release of various goods for children.   In the Soviet Union, where the defence industry enterprises possessed the main production potential, the production of children’s toys was

Insight |  Culture |  29.05.21

Most Russians Eat Homemade Food at Work

Compared to the pre-COVID times, Russians are less likely to dine in cafes and restaurants and more often take food from home to work, according to a survey conducted by SuperJob job search specialists.  According to 58 per cent of Russians, during lunchtime, they usually eat what they brought from home (51 per cent in

Fun |  Culture |  18.05.21

New Survey: Russians’ Attitude to Museums

Specialists of the All-Russian Public Opinion Research Centre (VTsIOM) presented the data from a survey of Russians about their interest in museums, timed to coincide with International Museum Day which is traditionally celebrated on May 18.   According to the research results, slightly less than half of Russians (46 per cent) were in a museum several

Videos |  Culture |  13.05.21

Soviet Model Plane Flew Through Victory Day Fireworks [Video]

On May 9, combining tradition and modern technologies, St. Petersburg’s amazing Victory Day fireworks were captured from a 3D-printed Soviet model plane flown by drones.  It is specified that videographer, Maksim Dragunov, flew an Ilyushin Il-2 model through the pyrotechnic show to mark the end of WWII to produce this breathtaking visual experience. Ru-Main, 13.05.2021 

Videos |  Culture |  13.05.21

Russian Composer Covered Victory Song for Bloggers [Video]

Russian composer, Igor Matvienko, presented a new arrangement of the song from the repertoire of the Lyube music group “For you, Motherland” for the 76th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War, TASS reports.    It is noted that the song “For you, Motherland” was recorded by the ‘Lyube’ music group for the

Visit |  Culture |  13.05.21

Russian Youth Held Over 800 Actions for Victory Day

Activists of the “Young Guard of United Russia” held more than 800 actions throughout the country during which they congratulated the veterans of the Great Patriotic War on Victory Day, TASS reports.   At the end of April, the volunteers launched the action “Patriotism in Action”, as part of which they decorated steles and monuments for

Insight |  Culture |  13.05.21

Almost 5 Million People Took Part in ‘Immortal Regiment Online’ Action

The online march of the “Immortal Regiment” united about 5 million profiles of participants in the Great Patriotic War, TASS reports. The march started in all constituent entities of the Russian Federation on May 9, 2021, at 3 pm local time, and a separate broadcast was organized in each region.   It is clarified that all