Category Archives: culture

Russian Banya: History, Traditions, Health Benefits. Russian Bath House

In Russian fairytales Ivanushka asks Baba-Yaga for steaming in a banya first and then to ask him questions. These concepts about hospitality have been kept to our time. You can find records of “myl’nya” (which is a derivative of a “mylo” (a soap)) in the ancient chronicles of XI-XII centuries in which there is a… Read More »

Russian Wooden Doll Name – Matreshka: History, Meaning, Photo

A Matreshka is a small wooden painted doll in which there are some smaller copies of it. The first matreshka who was a round-faced average peasant girl wearing a three-cornered colored painted kerchief and a Russian national smart sarafan appeared not at all in ancient times. The first prototype of a matreshka was brought from… Read More »

Top 5 Most Popular Typical Russian/Soviet Souvenirs and Gifts

The proverb «Give a piece of iron to a Tula resident and he will make a new samovar from it for you» isn’t known by everyone. A unique piece of work, first brought into the world in 1778 due to the creativity of Russian master Nazar Lisitsin, samovars are known all around the world. Read… Read More »

Top 10 Most Popular Russian Dating Sites and Apps (Free and Paid) 2019

Russia is the largest country in the world with a population of over 142.9 million people. It is interesting to note that despite the high population, there are ten million more women than men. This has therefore led to establishment of various Russian dating websites and apps to help those looking for love to find… Read More »

Top 8 Famous, Iconic Russian Buildings Info & Photos

Top 8 Russian Iconic buildings Saint Basil’s Cathedral. The cathedral was consecrated in 1561. Moscow tsar Ivan Grozniy named a cathedral built near the Kremlin Pokrovskiy cathedral even before the beginning of the construction. People called this cathedral the Cathedral of Vasily the Blessed after completion of the construction. They named it after a local… Read More »

Top 10 Most Important, Famous, Interesting Places in Moscow, Russia (Photos)

Is Moscow a good place to visit, good tourist/holiday destination? The city of Moscow is located in the Central Federal District of Russia and is an inland city. As the capital of Russia it is also the most populated city in the world that is considered inland with a population hovering around 11.5 million citizens.… Read More »

Slavic Russian Mythological Creatures. Fairytale Mysteries, Old Ancient Deities

Slavic paganism is the deification of the environment. Endeavoring to explain natural phenomena or the lives of their ancestry and tribes, Slavic people created many fabled beings, gods who were similar by their ambitions and actions to people themselves. Their deals don’t run counter to common sense, the war between good and evil, light and… Read More »

Happy Birthday, Christmas, New Year Card in Russian Language. Greeting Cards Images

Happy Birthday, Christmas, New Year greeting cards in Russian Language Send free greeting cards to everyone: man and woman, beloved, friend and colleague! “Congratulations!” Postcards with flowers, drawn and photo cards, modern and Soviet postcards. 10000+ different birthday cards – pictures, photos with captions, funny pictures and, of course, GIF animations for all ages. Here… Read More »

Most Famous Russian Male and Female Ballet Dancers

Best Russian Ballet Dancers Since the birth of Ballet in Russia and the creation of the Russian Ballet, there have been many ballet companies emerging to the top and getting worldwide appreciation. Moreover, along with these companies Russia produced some of the finest and most celebrated ballet dancers who not just astonished and overwhelmed their… Read More »

Russian Happy Birthday Song Crocodile Gena and Cheburashka in Russian/English

The song of the Crocodile Gena is a well-known work by V. Shainsky on the text of A. Timofeevsky, written for the children’s cartoon Cheburashka. From the date of the cartoon on television screens in 1972 – the song is invariably performed on the occasion of Children’s Birthdays. The song from the cartoon Cheburashka is… Read More »