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Sergiev Posad: the religious center of Russia

One of the holiest places in all of Russia the stunning Holy Trinity St. Sergius Lavra and the surrounding town of Sergiev Posad has...

Ural mountains: the border between Europe and Asia

The Ural Mountains run for a distance of 1,600 miles in the Russian Federation and Kazakhstan. They serve as one of the boundaries that...

100 amazing Fyodor Dostoevsky quotes full of wisdom

Dostoevsky quotes reflect not only his literary quality but also his thoughts on human life. They are quotes where suffering, love, death and the...

Tyumen: a complete travel guide to the oldest Siberian city

The first Siberian city founded in 1586. Tyumen is unofficially titled oil and gas capital of Russia. The city's population is 707 000 people...

Russian cities: the 15 largest

There are 15 cities in Russia with more than 1 million inhabitants. Russia is a huge country and so these cities can be separated...

The most genuine and common Russian names (meanings and origins)

How do you choose a name? By the way it sounds? By its meaning? By family traditions? Many parents choose their children's names for...

Volga River: the river that unified Russia

No Russian can hear the word "Volga" without picturing the river's wide, plangent waters, gracious ships, and hovering ivory gulls. Mother Volga's place in...

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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...

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