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Russian limousine ZIL 41047

image-4164 ZIL is a very respected brand in Russia. At one point ZIL plant produced famous during World War 2 lorry cars, as well as buses, cars, lots of other vehicles, including floating cars. The plant even produced refrigerators ZIL. Refrigerators, created in Soviet times, are not discarded. They still operate today ...

Top 10 Videos of the Battle of the Nations

image-4157Videos contain scenes of full contact fighting that recreate medieval battles. About the mediaeval historic battles 'Battle of the Nations' Think of a movement of reenactors. These are people who are interested in history, who want to experience how people used to live centuries ago. Reenactors carefully recreate all details of clothing ...

Russian cities

image-4152 Let’s talk about the largest cities in Russia. Cities in Russia are only considered cities if a settlement received an official city status. That is why some Russian cities may be smaller in population than some of the villages, which are not considered in the calculation of the urban population. The figures ...

Vodka and Russia: How Russians drink

image-4146 Classic funny story about vodka and Russia. This is a very funny story about how Russians drink. Night time; the bar is closed. From a hole in the wall a German mouse is looking around, all is quiet, there is no cat. German mouse rushes to the bar, pours herself a beer, ...

TOP 20 most common Russian family names and their meaning

image-4142 There are several lists of the most common last names. We will use the list of Russian family names by Anatoly Zhuravlev - in our opinion, it the most modern and has the largest coverage. Family names are arranged from the most common to the least common. 1.            Ivanov This last ...

Russian drinking songs

image-4136 Drinking songs appeared in Russia at a time when the tradition of long celebratory feasts became widespread. Lingering, often thoughtful, Russian drinking songs were performed in chorus with one or two solo voices. In recent years, the tradition of singing during dinners in Russia is becoming less popular. There is ...

The world’s most famous Russian writer – Fyodor Dostoevsky (part 2)

image-4128Fyodor Dostoevsky returned from the forced-labor camp and subsequent exile (serving as a private in the army), wrote several remarkable pieces on social issues, but his main works were yet to come. Journey that changed everything In 1862-1863 Dostoevsky visited England, France, Germany, Italy and other countries. He could see the consequences ...

The world’s most famous Russian writer – Fyodor Dostoevsky

image-4127Passion for freethinking cost the greatest Russian writer Fyodor Dostoyevsky four years in a forced-labor camp and a few years in exile during his most flourishing years. Childhood and adolescence Dostoevsky's family was subscribed to the magazine 'Library for reading', which contained the most recent works of literature of the time. Dostoevsky ...

Top 12 Fantastic Facts about Perm

image-4121 1.            Perm is both a city and a geological period. Just near Perm geological layers of the era, which was then named after the place of discovery of the Permian period, were found. This period ended with massive extinction of Permian types, when from 70% to 96% of animal species, including ...

Top 20 facts about the game of Tetris

image-4118 Top 20 facts about the game of Tetris It's hard to find a persona who’s never played the game of Tetris. In 2014 it was 30 years since Tetris game was invented. . 1.            The game of Tetris was created on a Russian computer 'Electronika 60'. 2.            The creator of the game ...
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