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Russian language, culture, traditions

June 25 - Day of Friendship and Unity of the Slavs

June 25 – Day of Friendship and Unity of the Slavs

Every year, on June the 25th, more than 300 million Slavs around the world celebrate the Day of Friendship and Unity of the Slavs. At the moment, the Slavs are one of the greatest and oldest nations who share common traditions, views on life, and similar languages.

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Fist fighting in Russia and Its Origin

Many cultures considered fist fighting to be a spectacular and popular sport. Traditions of hand-to-hand fighting appeared in Russia long time ago. At that time already, the Slavs proved themselves as strong and brave warriors who were trained in the military art since their childhood.

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Russian Stove and Its Origin

There was no such izba in Russia, which did not have a Russian stove. Russian stove is a unique object in the East Slavic culture and the most vivid symbol of Russian spirit. It was an irreplaceable helper in everyday life

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Gzhel. Origins of the Russian craft

We are beginning a series of informative articles about the most beautiful traditional crfarts in Russia. In this article, we’ll tell you about the origins of Gzhel and origins of the name of the craft. Gzhel is a famous traditional Russian craft of production of porcelain and pottery items and painting them with cobalt.

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Khokhloma. Origins

Today we’ll continue talking about the most beautiful folk arts in Russia, and in this article, we would like to tell you about Khokhloma. Khokhloma is an old Russian folk handicraft which is a decorative painting over a gold background of wooden tableware, furniture, and other objects.

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Tula Pryanik. How it appeared

Every person who lives in Russia most likely knows such a delicacy as Tula pryanik and tasted it at least once in their life.  Pryanik is made in many cities of Russia, but only Tula pryanik is widely popular.  In this article, we’ll tell about the history of Tula pryanik, and find out why it […]

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Vologda Lace

Vologda lace is a unique type of decoration in the Russian folk art that impresses with the richness and variety of its lines, ornaments, and patterns. In this article, we’re going to tell you about the special features of Vologda lace, as well as about its origins.

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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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