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Top 8 Timur Bekmambetov Movies

image-3843Timur Bekmambetov makes video clips, advertising; he is a director and producer of several movies. 1. Peshawar Waltz (1994) This was his first movie. The film describes a real historical fact from the Soviet-Afghan war. In the camp Badaber near the Pakistani city of Peshawar there were contained many Afghan and Soviet prisoners ...

Top 5 Places to See in Nizhny Novgorod (Russia)

image-3838 In 1221 the Russian Prince Yuri Dolgoruky laid a new city in the mouth of the Oka River where it flows into the river Volga - Novgorod. 1.     Nizhny Novgorod Kremlin Nizhny Novgorod Kremlin and Church of the Nativity First structures of the Novgorod Kremlin - a wooden dungeon - appeared simultaneously with laying ...

Opera “Eugene Onegin” Is an Unrivaled Piece of Art from 2 Russian Geniuses: Piotr Tchaikovsky and Alexander Pushkin

image-3749 For more than a century the opera 'Eugene Onegin' has attracted worldwide attention, finding new solutions and interpretation of its characters. It seems that everything has been already said about the work of two Russian geniuses – the poet and writer Alexander Pushkin, whose poem became the basis of the ...

3 Unusual Facts about Solovetsky Islands

image-3737 This is a special place. Solovetsky Islands are located in the north of the European part of Russia - in the White Sea. The Islands have been visited by people now for more than 5000 years. Since the 15th century, the islands have been populated by hermit monks who founded a monastery on the ...

Russian Black Rye Bread

image-3733 Black rye bread is healthier that wheat bread. Black bread is common in Russia. It is also called Russian black bread. It is made of rye, which is much more frost-hardy plant than wheat. Rye can grow in northern Russia, and wheat – can’t. Russia is the largest producer of rye grain. Just ...

Russian River Names (part 2)

image-3709The largest Russian rivers. 3.     Lena River with a Tributary – the Vitim River The Lena River is located in Eastern Siberia and it flows into the Laptev Sea. The length of the Lena River is 4551 km: the length of the tributary - Vitim - 1837 km, the length of the Lena ...

Russian River Names

image-3706 The largest Russian rivers. Russian rivers are so large that their exploration was uneven. Rivers were studied not from the mouth of the river to its head, but at different points at once. Therefore, over time, already established names of rivers created unusual situations. For example, when the confluent of a ...
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