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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...

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...

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...

Soviet cars: 6 brands that made history in the Soviet Union

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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Why is Kaliningrad part of Russia?

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

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...

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