World War II and Great Patriotic War Difference

Russia during WWII

What’s the difference between WWII and the Great Patriotic War? World War II is, by all means, one of the most controversial events in the world history and some countries seem to be unable to come to an agreement about achievements of this or that country.… Read more

Russian Wedding Traditions

Wedding in Tsaritsyno, Moscow

Russia is famous for the variety of traditions and rites, especially connected with weddings. Several centuries ago the wedding was a ritual complex. If any of rituals wasn’t abided the marriage was considered as an unsuccessful union.… Read more

30 Fun Facts about Sochi

Facts about Sochi

Sochi is one of the youngest cities in Russia, founded only in 1838, but is one of the most surprising places in Russia too!

The city is full of paradoxes: it’s the first summer beach resort that hosted Winter Olympics.… Read more

50 facts about St Petersburg

saint petersburg russia

Consistently voted among the Top Travel Destinations by TripAdvisor, city of St Petersburg is the  cultural, bohemian, tram, bridge, rooftop, gastronomic and coffee capital of Russia.

The charming vibe is a reason in itself to come here. … Read more

Facts about religion and famous churches in Russia

russian churches


Since medieval times Russian culture and religion in Russia have been diverse.

Moscow is a multinational and multi-religious city with prevailing Russian orthodox religion and Islam religion.
Today Moscow has hundreds of Orthodox churches, Muslim mosques and Jewish synagogues.… Read more

Kommunalka – communal apartment in Soviet Russia

Kommunakla of Anna Akhamota. Photo superhostel.ru

There is a phenomenon in the history of Soviet Russian which is quite difficult to explain to a foreigner, and that is the communal apartment, or kommunalka, as it is commonly referred to in Russian…

You can’t live like this but you can’t live otherwise all the same —and this is a perfect description of the Soviet situation in general.… Read more

30 Fun Facts about Russia

It’s Russia Day today, celebrated on June 12 every year since 1992, devoted to the creation of the Russian Federation after the dissolution of Soviet Union. We collected fun facts about Russian culture, Russian traditions, Russian holidays and Russians.Read more

31 Facts about Russians

What do you know about Russians? The most popular opinions are: we drink vodka in the morning, never smile and have winter all year round.

So, myths unveiled! Here’s the truth – 31 facts about Russians!… Read more