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Russian language, culture, traditions

Why do Russians Wear Slippers at Home?

Every Russian foreigner, who visits Russia, and at least once has come to visit a Russian person at their home, is interested in the question: “Why do Russians wear slippers at home?”, as it is not a custom in most countries. You’ll find the answers to this question and many others in our article.

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Ligo in Latvia and Ivan Kupala Day in Russia

Ligo or Ivan Kupala Day is the same holiday, although in some countries it has a different name. Traditionally, Ligo is celebrated only in Latvia. In Russia, this holiday is called Ivan Kupala Day. In this article, we are going to look at the features of each holiday.

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Russian Books Everyone Should Read

Russian classical literature is an absolutely unique phenomenon. It has its own spirit, its own features which reveal the special character of the Russian soul. Stories described in the books by Russian classical authors are always surprising and unique, and they affect every reader’s feelings.

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Must-See Russian Movies

Recently we talked about Russian classical books. We’ve decided to keep telling you about Russian art. Today we’re going to speak about Russian movies every foreigner who visits Russia must see.

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Russian Games

Games that determined a person’s character, temper, and lifestyle occupied a special and significant place in the culture of each nation. For many years, Russian games have been an integral part of everyday life, as well as part of entertainment during holidays for both children and adults.

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Russian Sushki, Baranki, and Bubliki

Russian Sushki, Baranki, and Bubliki

Since ancient times in Russia the more bread there was in the house the more prosperous it was. Russian sushki, baranki, and bubliki were the most popular types of pastry. People did not only eat them, but also used them to decorate walls in their houses. 

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Russian Wedding

Russian Wedding

Today we’ll talk about the wedding in Russian culture and look at some interesting Russian wedding words in Russian. We can say that Russian wedding is a little different from weddings in other cultures, although many traditions were adopted from foreign cultures.

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Longest words in Russian

You most probably already know now that Russian language is full of surprises: first, Cyrillic, then a challenging grammar with lots of exceptions, etc. In order to entertain you a little, we offer you an interesting task – try to read and say the longest words in Russian.

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