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The Southern Urals

image-4716 The Southern Urals are the longest part of the Ural Mountains, which serve as a natural border between Europe and Asia. Thanks to its southern location, the nature of the Southern Urals is much more diversified than that of other desolate mountain regions. The Southern Urals have the width of 250 km ...

The Barents Sea

image-4704 The location of the Barents Sea – Many names of the Barents Sea – The destructive meteorite – The Northern tropics – Amazing diving. The peculiarity of the Barents Sea is created by its numerous islands, rugged shorelines, various capes, fiords, gulfs and bays. The Barents Sea is relatively shallow, with its ...

Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin

image-4664 Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin is the greatest Russian poet. Alexander Pushkin left profound legacy. Moreover, some critics regard him as the founder of the Russian literary language. In Russia, Alexander Pushkin is still a best-selling author. This article touches upon the milestones of Pushkin’s life and gives lesser-known facts on him as a ...

“The Bet” by Anton Chekhov

image-4648 “The Bet” by Anton Chekhov is a fictional story, which is filled with profound meaning.  In this article, you will learn some unknown facts about the famous work of the Russian classical author.  Anton Chekhov. 1903. Unknown author  The summary of “The Bet” by Anton Chekhov During a dinner-party two main characters, the young ...

The Russian Character

image-4642 'If we are to go down, let's do it with music' ('Pomirat' tak s muzykoy') - this proverb serves as a perfect description of the Russian character. Historical parallels In the times of the Russian Empire all battles started with music, played by special fife and drum corps. Since combats of those ...

The Capitals of Russia

image-4625Interesting facts about the capitals of Russia. We have made a short video, which shows the capitals of Russia and their different locations for almost one thousand years. New Moscow (1937). Yuri Pimenov It may come as quite a surprise, but some cities – centres for the development of Russia – are currently ...

Pyatigorsk (Russia)

image-4617 The name Pyatigorsk in Russian means 'the city of five mountains'. This unique health resort is located near Mount Beshtau. Its name can be literally translated as 'a mountain with five peaks'. The area, surrounding Beshtau, had been called “Pyatigorie”, and then this name was adopted by Pyatigorsk – a city, ...

Dombay, Karachay-Cherkessia

image-4609 Dombay ski resort is located on the conservation area of Karachay-Cherkessia. Mild and warm climate of Dombay perfectly blends with its snowy winters. Wonderful mountains and breathtaking valleys, softwood forests (the height of some trees goes up to 60 m (197 ft) and steep hillsides, covered with alpine and subalpine meadows ...

10 Reasons to live in Russia

image-4603Many foreigners from ex-Soviet republics and non-CIS countries strive to live in Russia. From time to time Russia becomes influenced by economic crises. Volatile economy scares away those, who come to Russia to make quick money or build a career (immigrants from Asia, Europe or Northern America), but less materialistic foreigners ...
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