Category Archives: culture

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 »

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 »

Most Popular, Stereotypical, Unique Russian Male Names and Meanings

Male names originated from Slavic, Greek, Jewish names are popular in Russia today. Top 10 popular male names 2018 in Russia consists of the names such as Alexander, Dmitriy, Artyom, Alexey, Sergey, Ivan, Vladislav, Bogdan, Vladimir, and Daniil. You can translate Alexander from Greek as a “defender”. It’s one of the most popular male names… 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 »

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 »

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 5 Russian universities list 2020 (engineering, law, history, technical, language)

Moscow State University is considered to be the oldest Russian university by right by far. It was founded in 1755. The founding of the university in Moscow became possible due to the work of the first Russian academician, Mikhail Vasilyevich Lomonosov, a well-known scientist and scholar- Encyclopaedist. Now, Moscow State University is one of the… Read More »

Russian Language Word for Happy Birthday, Wishes. How to Write/Say Happy Birthday

Birthday is favorite holiday for the most people. The whole year we are waiting for it with impatience, we count the days before it occurs. There are many ways to say Happy Birthday in Russian! Most common phrase is “С днем рождения!”, what literally means “With the birthday, to you”. [S dnyem roshdeniya] Happy birthday… Read More »

Most Difficult, Complicated, Hardest Russian Names

Hard Russian names to pronounce There are such names in Russian which don’t exist in English. When you translate Russian names into English you use the technique called transliteration. You should take into account specific features of translation of letters of the Cyrillic alphabet into Latin. Mstislav is an ancient Russian name. It consists of… 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 »