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Winnie the Pooh

29 Nov 2013

Most people who grew up in the west are familiar with the cartoon character  Winnie the Pooh (Винни-Пух) from the A.A. Milne story. And most westerners are probably familiar ...
11 Nov 2013

If you ask any well informed person or professor of literature to give you a list of the greatest authors of all time, you can bet that you will find the name Fyodor ...
01 Nov 2013

This Monday, the 4th of November, Russia celebrates the Day of Russian Unity  (День народного единства). The day marks the anniversary of the uprising, which expelled ...
29 Oct 2013

Aurora (Аврора) is a Russian protected cruiser, currently preserved as a museum ship in St. Petersburg, not far from the Winter Palace (Зимний Дворец). Aurora was one of three ...
23 Oct 2013

The term Russian avant-garde (Русский Авангард) defines the large and influential wave of modern art that flourished in Russia in the first part of the 20th century. A lot of ...
18 Oct 2013

Russia has a long tradition of fairy tales and fables. Krylov is the most famous writer of fables, and he is considered the Russian La Fontaine. On the other hand, ...
15 Oct 2013

I would make any sacrifice but this; twenty times I can stake my life, even my honour, but my freedom I shall never sell. Why do I prize it so much? ... What am I aiming at? ...
14 Oct 2013

What You Need To Know About Russian Dachas The term dacha (дача) defines a summer or year-round second home often located in the exurbs of the city. The word dacha in archaic ...
09 Oct 2013

Kazanskiy Sobor (Казанский Собор) is a cathedral of the Russian Orthodox Church on Nevsky Prospekt. It is dedicated to the most venerated icon in Russia, Our Lady of Kazan ...
08 Oct 2013

There are books so alive that you're always afraid that while you weren't reading, the book has gone and changed, has shifted like a river; while you went on living, it went ...
02 Oct 2013

St. Petersburg has always been the frame or the subject of a lot of literary works. Many authors lived there, and nowadays, literary museums are often located in their ...
25 Sep 2013

Today (September 25) we celebrate Dmitri Shostakovich's birth anniversary. He was a Soviet Russian composer and pianist, one of the most important figures of 20th-century ...