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Why is Kaliningrad part of Russia?

Kaliningrad is 15,1000 square kilometers, and has about 1 million people living in the region. While it is a part of...

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,...

St. Basil’s Cathedral: the symbol of Moscow

The St. Basil’s Cathedral, or the Church of the Intercession on the moat, or Pokrovsky Cathedral, is the most recognizable temple of Moscow, became...

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...

Mount Elbrus: the highest mountain in Europe

Mount Elbrus – the highest mountain of the Caucasus Mountains ridge, occupies an important place in the Great Caucasus system. Geologists have come up...

What continent is russia in? Europe or Asia?

It may seem like an absurd question but the reality is much more complex: what continent is russia in? Europe or Asia? The answer...

Ivan the Great (Ivan III) and the birth of the myth of the third Rome

In the 13th century Moscow was the capital of a small state which paid tribute and provided forced labour to the Khans of the...

What is the Kremlin? And how many Kremlins are there in Russia?

We have heard this words over and over in the news but few times we know exactly what its meaning or definition is. What...

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