RUSSIA AND RUSSIAN PEOPLE
Russia is the biggest country in the world. It is among the world’s most populous nations and is one of the largest countries by nominal GDP.
Most of the people live in the European part of the country; fewer people live in the Asian part of the country (in Siberia and in the Far East).
Russia is a multinational country. How many nations live in Russia? Are there tens of nations? Or are there hundreds of them? With the help of this site you will be able to discover everything about Russia. Many people think that Russians remind them some fruit: on the outside they may seem hard and even rude, but under the thin peel they turn out to be friendly and sincere.
Russia is the home country of brilliant scientists, outstanding composers, remarkable poets and writers.
Russia is the country of wonderful and diverse nature.
Russia is the country of extraordinary experiment (it is the first socialist state in the world).
Soviet people were the first to make a human trip into outer space.
Soviet people were the liberators who assumed the burden of fighting against fascism (do not trust television, better ask your grandparents). By the way, the concept of justice is very important for Russian people.
We arranged all topics into categories and divided them into subgroups. We also presented examples in each category.
We hope you will enjoy reading interesting articles, make your own discoveries as we did them once. Thank you for your visit, we make this site for your pleasure!
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PLACES IN RUSSIA. FACTS ABOUT RUSSIA
This enormously vast country offers vast opportunities. Get acquainted with the salient facts about Russia, learn about amazing records, and take a look at Russia in figures. These facts can impress even seasoned ones.
In this category you will also find the following information: holidays in Russia, souvenirs from Russia, places of visit, travel ideas over the country, mini dictionary with phrases in Russian and so on.
Dombay ski resort is located on the conservation area of Karachay-Cherkessiaread more
One of the centers of Siberia – Tobolsk – was founded five years after an important stage of development of Russian Siberiaread more
This will be a very unusual journeyread more
The most interesting facts about the Amur leopardread more
Beginning from the 15thcentury Russians began moving to the east of the Ural Mountainsread more
The most magical lake on the planet – facts onlyread more
LIFE IN RUSSIA
Life in Russia is very diverse: somewhere it is way too comfortable, somewhere it is too difficult to live.
What peculiarities do Russians have? What is the Russian character? What is the Russian attitude towards religion? How do Russians communicate with each other? What are Russian holidays and how do Russians celebrate them? What names do Russians have? What superstitions (even about space) do Russians have? How do Russians drink alcohol? And so on. Life in Russia is full of exciting and ridiculous things.
Ideas of feminism not simply penetrated Russia – women have long had equal rights with menread more
Superstitions and astronauts. It is strange seeing these two words together because astronauts are professionals of the highest level, capable of working even in spaceread more
They say that people spot Russian people by their serious faces abroad. Russians really smile not muchread more
RUSSIAN CULTURE AND ART
The Russian culture is of all kinds. It embodies tendencies of the East and the West. At the same time the Russian culture shared a lot with the world and created a huge layer in the global culture and art.
Many Russian writers and poets are known not only in Russia but all around the world.
The music of Russian composers is performed in the world’s best concert halls. Russian performers are among the best-known performers in the world. For example, I was very pleased to find a small Russian man’s chorus in one of the castles in France; those voices filled all the space around us to the surprise of numerous grateful listeners. Russian ballet… Russian folk music… Very kind children songs… Russian artists… Russian architects did not just possess a unique style but they created a separate trend in the world’s architecture (many modern buildings in the world were built in this style). Russian films not so much entertain the viewers as explore core values and the meaning of human’s life. Surely the description of the Russian cultural environment would not be completed without the traditional Russian costume and its ceremonies.
“The Bet” by Anton Chekhov is a fictional story, which is filled with profound meaningread more
Amazing Russian nature has always found its admirers in the face of the best Russian artistsread more
The mission of modern opera voices of Russia is to represent the Russian culture around the worldread more
THE HISTORY OF RUSSIA
Russia is located between the East and the West; its vast territory and natural resources always drew attention of different conquers (on its cost).
We tried “to sort out” the facts from the propaganda (whose it might be). Certainly, the history of science and technology, which made a huge contribution into evolution of mankind, takes the main place in the history of Russia.
Russians presented to the world a great deal of magnificent discoveries and inventions in such fields like mathematics, physics, chemistry, geology, economy; they made different inventions in engineering and technologies. Without these discoveries and inventions today’s world would not be the same!
Records, food and other facts from astronautsread more
Russian travelers left their mark in the history of the United States. In the 18thcentury the Russians have discovered more than 15% of the territory of modern Americaread more
Hitler triumphantly announced the beginning of the siege on September 8. But his generals, who led the Wehrmacht forces near Leningrad, were in a bad moodin the early fall of 1941read more
PEOPLE OF RUSSIA
Russian people are the main heritage of Russia.
They are ordinary people and outstanding people, astronauts and mothers, builders and musicians, grown-ups and children.
It will be interesting to learn about people who live in Russia. And get to know what foreigners think about this country.
Lobachevsky is Kopernik of geometryread more
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Cossacks always amazed people with their fearlessness and courageread more
Traditional Russian cuisine is perfectly adapted for the continental climate. In winter time Russian food is full of energy, in summertime there are a lot of vitamins and liquids.
Thanks to the simplicity of cooking, which makes it possible to get a good taste by small efforts, Russian cuisine is very popular in the world.
The basic principle of Russian cuisine is simple: it has to be tasty and healthy.
What do Russians eat? What are the most popular Russian dishes? How to make a real Russian salad? What Russian drink did the most long-living nation in the world borrow?
Traditional Russian food is divided into winter and summer dishesread more
Everything written by others – is nonsenseread more
Russian royal feasts, known far beyond Russia, were accompanied by an incredible amount of dishes and beveragesread more