#Culture

Culture, Arts of Russia

Free Mobile Library for Moscow Metro Riders

Reading Time: 2 minutes When I first moved to Russia, one of the first things I noticed when riding the underground metro trains was how voracious Russians are as book readers. No matter how crowded ...

Across Russia: Tomsk

Reading Time: < 1 minute Positive Russia Wooden lace adorns 19th century house in the city of Tomsk. Wood carvings like this are very popular across the country and are common in towns and village...

Firing Up the Holiday Spirit in St. Petersburg

Reading Time: 3 minutes My wife and I have a tradition — well, we have good intentions about making it a tradition, but the truth is, until this year, we kind of let it slip for a few years. Ou...

Which side of the Russian Mushroom will Make a Fortune?

Reading Time: 11 minutes By John Helmer, Moscow A lucky man can stumble upon a treasure, runs an old Russian proverb; an unlucky one can’t even find a mushroom. If he does find a mushroom, Lewi...

Best Russian-Produced Wines by Category

Reading Time: 2 minutes The majority of the best white and red wines of the study, with rare exceptions, cost no more than 500 rubles ($6.50), and can be found on sale twice a year during the "Days o...

How West has Got Russia all Wrong

Reading Time: 4 minutes Enthusiastically extend seamless experiences via e-business intellectual capital. Uniquely drive installed base systems before seamless alignments. Energistically pursue holis...

Our House In the Middle Of Saint Pete

Reading Time: 2 minutes Ours is a grand building. It’s magnificent. It stands 14 stories and covers nearly half a kilometer as it spans one of St. Petersburg’s oversize city blocks. It’s post Soviet,...

International Ice Swimming Championship In Russia Attracts 400 Athletes

Reading Time: < 1 minute Swimming in water temperatures of 41 degrees F and below, with air temperatures between 6.8 degrees F to -4 degrees F, wearing just a swimsuit, cap, and goggles, may sound...

Swimsuit-clad Skiers Break Downhill Record in Siberia

Reading Time: < 1 minute Siberians mark the end of winter by stripping down and heading for the slopes.

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