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Cottage Cheese – a Special Dish on the Russian Table

image-2421 Cottage cheese is a typical Russian product. In many countries’ cuisines cottage cheese is considered a raw material for making cheese. In Russia, though, cottage cheese is consumed as a stand-alone dish (with honey, jam, sour cream), as well as the main ingredient in making cheesecakes, dumplings, cheese pastries and other ...

Russian Sour Cream

image-2408 An amazing Russian dairy product - sour cream. Until the early 20th century sour cream was exclusively a Russian national product. Miraculously, it did not spread to other countries. In Russia, however, it was impossible to find a single household without sour cream.  Many Russian dishes are served with sour cream and ...

5 Facts about Borsch

image-2350 Borsch is one of the most delicious soups of a beautiful red color. Many people consider borsch their national dish. It’s believed that borscht was born in the south-western regions of Russia and south-eastern regions of Ukraine. From there it spread first to the south, then to the center, and after ...

Healthful Russian Drink – Kefir

image-2405 This traditional Russian drink turned out to be so tasty and healthful that in some countries, such as Japan, it created ​​a real revolution. Back in the 19thcentury in Russia people already knew about an amazing drink that prolongs life and helps to get rid of many diseases. The secret of ...

Soaked Berries

image-2346 Soaking of berries is one of the oldest ways in Russia to store food for winter. Nowadays people mostly freeze berries. However, in Russia housewives did not abandon traditional soaking of berries, considering the end product to be tasty and healthy. In ancient times every village soaked berries in barrels, stocking ...

Russian Pickles – Cucumbers and Tomatoes

image-2342 Pickles in Russia are called berries, vegetables, mushrooms, herbsprepared for winter in a special way. 'Pickles' is a collective term to define not only salting as such, but also fermenting, pickling and sousing. For many centuries cucumbers have been the leaders in popularity among all pickles. Without them not a single ...

Siberian Dumplings (Pelmeni)

image-2339 Siberian dumplings (Siberian pelmeni) - a dish that is certainly worth trying if you visit Siberia. Ground meat or fish wrapped in dough and cooked in water - a popular dish of many nations. In Russia, this dish is called 'pelmeni.' Siberia is the place where there are all necessary conditions ...

Autumn is an Abundant Season

image-2264 Autumn is a time of harvesting, hunting, fishing, slaughtering cattle and storing food for the winter. Autumn has been the most abundant season in Russia at all times. No wonder in the olden days people used to set wedding dates in autumn. Time before the Lent The whole three months before the start ...

The Golden Ring of Russia

image-2259 To the north-east of Moscow on a route that is kind of shaped like a ring there are seven ancient cities of Russia: Suzdal, Vladimir, Pereslavl-Zalesski, Rostov, Kostroma, Sergiev Posad, Yaroslavl, which are called the 'Golden Ring'. The Golden Ring of Russia is a concentration of Russian Culture The landmarks of the Golden ...

Visiting Russia all Year Round!

image-2251For a trip to Russia any time of year is suitable. From May to September the visitors can enjoy Russian resortson the Black Sea coast. A great season for skiing is from mid-October up until the April. Sightseeing and wellness programs are available year round, but the best time for them ...
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