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Russian language, culture, traditions

Visiting a Doctor: Basic Words and Phrases in Russian

Visiting a doctor is one of the most important conversation topics in Russian. When you are in a Russian-speaking environment and you suddenly experience any health issues, you will need to be able to correctly explain your symptoms, so that the doctor can prescribe appropriate treatment which will solve the problem.

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Interesting Facts about the Russian Language

Interesting Facts about the Russian Language

The Russian language is considered to be one of the most difficult languages in the world. A large number of people speak Russian language almost everywhere in the world but very few of them think about a unique character of this language.

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The History of Ushanka

The History of Ushanka

Ushanka is a common winter headwear which every Russian knows, and it is one of the most popular souvenirs which foreigners usually bring from Russia. This hat is still very popular not only with adults but also with young people, including girls.

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A Traditional Russian Souvenir - Matryoshka

A Traditional Russian Souvenir – Matryoshka

Matryoshka is a traditional Russian souvenir and the most popular doll which appeared in Russia in 1890.  Originally, Matryoshka was created as a toy for children. However, later many people noticed the features of the Russian national character in it, and it became one of the symbols of Russian folk art and traditional culture. 

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10 Russian Habits, Part II

In this article, we will continue telling you about other Russian habits which surprise foreigners who arrive in Russia for the first time. In the second part of the article we are going to discuss 10 weird Russian habits which cause foreigners’ misunderstanding.  

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Russian vodka

Russian vodka

Russian vodka is the most famous and widespread strong alcoholic drink, whose history dates back to the 15th century. However, there is still no definite answer who was the first to prepare this strong, alcoholic and national Russian drink.

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Russian National Cuisine

Russia is a multiethnic country, therefore, here you can taste different and exotic dishes of various ethnic groups living in Russia. However, you can find traditional Russian cuisine wherever you go and in any corner of the country.  Here are 10 dishes of Russian national cuisine.

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Unusual Soviet Names

Unusual Soviet names

In this article, we would like to tell you about the unusual names that were popular during the Soviet Union time. A list of names which boys and girls used to be given became significantly larger after the 1917 Revolution and until the collapse of the Soviet Union. 

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Ded Moroz (Grandfather Frost)

Ded Moroz (Father Frost, or Grandfather Frost) is the key character of the New Year in Russia. He wears a long red fur coat embroidered with traditional ornaments, a red hat embroidered with pearls, white mittens and valenki.  

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