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Russian Folk Music: Balalaika

image-1331 Russian Balalaika is a traditional Russian stringed musical instrument. Most likely balalaika was invented at least a thousand years ago, but even today what Alexey Arkhipovsky does with it – is simply amazing. Today, balalaika is the most famous Russian musical instrument. Princely Balalaika Originally balalaika was mostly present at princely courts. Balalaika ...

Sbiten – an Old-Time Honey Beverage

image-1304 Hot, fragrant and sweet, for a long time sbiten replaced for the Slavs modern tea and coffee. It was enjoyed mostly in winter, and often used as a medicine, because honey and herbs in sbiten allowed fighting diseases more efficiently. Preparation Sbiten is one of the simplest Russian drinks. It was prepared ...

Russian Buckwheat Pancakes

image-1300 Real Russian pancakes were made with buckwheat flour instead of wheat, as it is today. In Russian cuisine buckwheat pancakes were always prepared using yeast. Thanks to that, they came out thin, almost translucent and soft. Why were Pancakes Made with Buckwheat? It is proved that the birthplace of buckwheat is Russia, ...

The Past and the Present of the Russian Army

image-1297 Establishment and development of the Armed Forces is always related to the development of the state. In Russia, the history of the Armed Forces is as rich and interesting as the history of the economic and political development of the country. The Recent History of the Russian Army By the 16thcentury in ...

The Many Faces of Kazan

image-1289Kazan, whose age is now crossed a millennial mark, is the capital of the Republic of Tatarstan in Russia. This is a metropolis, where the cultures of east and west are intricately intertwined, as well as Christianity and Islam, past and present, unique culture and high technology. Where did it All ...
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