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12 Russian Gifts for Christmas

By |2016-11-30T05:43:01+00:00November 30th, 2016|Categories: Christmas & New Year, Fun, Gifts and Souvenirs, Holidays|Tags: , , |

Turkey day, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday are all behind us. This means one thing: it's time for serious Holiday Gift shopping. On this #GivingTuesday we've gathered a unique Russian Gift Guide for the Holidays, complete with authentic Russian gift ideas. Finding creative gifts is time consuming. Even online browsing is exhausting. Browsing through thousands of item [...]

How to Enjoy a Sugar-Free Halloween

By |2016-09-18T13:42:41+00:00September 18th, 2016|Categories: Fun, Halloween, Holiday Ideas, Holidays|Tags: , , |

Halloween can be a difficult time for kids with diabetes. The very word is likely to send many parents and children into a sugar-induced comma, although for different reasons. As kids look forward to trick-or-treating, parents are concerned about keeping tabs on the sugar intake — especially if their kids have diabetes. As a parent [...]

Summer Grilling & Russian Dacha

By |2016-06-17T18:51:42+00:00June 17th, 2016|Categories: Food, Fun, Meats, Russian|Tags: , , , , |

Summer is Dacha season in Russia. Grilling, foraging and chilling is the name of the game for most Muscovites who trade in the muggy heat of the big city for the cool breeze of the Russian countryside. As the temperatures climb in the highly polluted and populated cities, so does the desire to get away [...]

How old is Matrioshka?

By |2013-02-02T23:45:14+00:00February 2nd, 2013|Categories: Fun|Tags: , , |

Most people think that the history of a Matrioshka doll lies deep in Russia; however, the truth is that the first nesting doll actually came from Japan. In the end of the 19th century, a woman brought a figure doll of a Japanese saint - Fukuruma - to Russia. The doll was made of two pieces [...]

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Stuff that stocking!

By |2012-12-15T23:45:05+00:00December 15th, 2012|Categories: Christmas & New Year, Fun, Holidays|Tags: , , , , |

Christmas is just around the corner but most of us are not even half way done with shopping for presents. So an idea came to mind: “Why not minimalize Christmas presents to stocking stuffers only?” It sure would be easier, cheaper and quicker. Imagine not trying to figure out preferences, sizes, favorite colors, and tastes of [...]

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Meet Cheburashka

By |2012-11-09T23:45:05+00:00November 9th, 2012|Categories: Fun|Tags: , , , |

Imagine opening a box and seeing a creature in it that you have never seen before. Imagine asking around and discovering that this creature is unknown to science and mankind. What would you do? Does it depend on how cute the creature is? How nice? Would you keep it, give it to scientists, or simply let [...]

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Discover the Richness of Russian Culture with Beautiful Folk Art

By |2012-02-02T23:44:51+00:00February 2nd, 2012|Categories: Fun|Tags: |

The many different types of popular and beloved works of art include: Throughout history every culture have lived their lives and expressed their experiences through art. The Russian people are no exception. Their art embodies the values and rich traditions of their country. The more you know and understand Russian folk art, the more you become [...]

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Russian Opera

By |2002-08-07T23:38:42+00:00August 7th, 2002|Categories: Fun|Tags: |

The seeds of distinctively national art music in Russia are usually dated from the first half of the 19th century. The performance of the opera "A Life for the Tsar" (1836), by Mikhail GLINKA , is usually cited as the turning point for Russian music (Russia's national anthem is taken from this opera). In this historical [...]

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The History of Russian vodka

By |2002-05-27T23:38:42+00:00May 27th, 2002|Categories: Fun|Tags: |

In the old times Russian people didn’t have any idea of getting drunk. Before the adoption of the Christianity alcoholic beverages were put on the table to celebrate three holidays: the birth of a child, a military victory or a funeral. Expensive, rich feasts were afforded only by the Great Princes and used as political events [...]

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