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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 ...

The Trans-Siberian Train “Russia”: top 25 Facts

image-4114 Take the journey on the Trans-Siberian railway through the whole of Russia – from Moscow to Vladivostok. 1.            The number of the Trans-Siberian express train is 001. 2.            The name of the train that goes across the whole country is 'Russia'. 3.            The train 'Russia' is considered the main train in the country. 4.            ...

Ural Mountains divide Russia into Europe and Asia (part 2)

image-4104 A little bit of reference information. Regions of the Urals Polar Urals Located on the north, the slopes of the Polar Urals run into the Arctic Ocean. The mountains are covered with mosses and lichens. The maximum height of the mountain is 1472 meters. Subpolar Urals This part of the Urals is characterized by the ...

Ural Mountains divide Russia into Europe and Asia

image-4101 The Ural Mountains are famous for the fact that they serve as a natural divider between the two continents: Europe and Asia. The Ural Mountains begin where the East European Plain ends. Immediately east of the Urals begins Siberia.  The western slopes of the mountains are still in Europe, but from ...

7 reasons to travel to Sochi (Russia)

image-4090 The seaside resort Sochi in Russia is famous around the world. The city is ranked 2nd in the world by length – it is 148 km long. The city of Sochi is the northernmost city in the world that has a warm subtropical climate. But the main thing is that ...
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