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Volga River: the river that unified Russia

No Russian can hear the word "Volga" without picturing the river's wide, plangent waters, gracious ships, and hovering ivory gulls. Mother Volga's place in...


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The State Tretyakov Gallery

The State Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow is one of the largest museums in Russia with over 100 000 works of art - icons, paintings, graphics and sculpture - spanning...
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30 Russian Proverbs and Sayings full of wisdom

Like all peoples of the world, the Russian people have developed over the centuries a vast array of proverbs and sayings. These words, filled with popular wisdom, reflect the...

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Dostoevsky quotes reflect not only his literary quality but also his thoughts on human life. They are quotes where suffering, love, death and the human condition are always present....


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When you think of some of the classic vehicles to emerge from the Soviet era it’s easy to build an image of a lumbering...

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