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Alexander Pushkin's 5 favorite dishes

Alexander Pushkin's 5 favorite dishes

The famous poet certainly liked his food and is credited with the phrase ‘Never put off till dinner what you can eat for lunch.’ He didn’t only crave sophisticated French cuisine though - the
How did the Soviet Union honor its grandiose success in space?

How did the Soviet Union honor its grandiose success in space?

Numerous amazing monuments depicting space dogs, satellites, space rockets and cosmonauts were erected across the country to memorialize the incredible Soviet successes in space. Read Full Article at
6 tips from a pro photographer: How to shoot on a smartphone like a boss

6 tips from a pro photographer: How to shoot on a smartphone like a boss

Mark Olich is known for snapping life behind the curtain in one of Russia’s most famous theaters. Here are a few words of advice for any budding photographers out there. Read Full Article at
10 things about Russian homes that will shock you

10 things about Russian homes that will shock you

Skyscrapers, steel doors, sweltering rooms – living in a Russian residence can be quite a culture shock for some. These are the things that take the most getting used to. Read Full Article at
Bad manners in the Internet age: What online behavior annoys Russians?

Bad manners in the Internet age: What online behavior annoys Russians?

In the office, on a date or at home, many reefs in the Russian online sea threaten to sink your ship. Avoid embarrassment by learning these rules. Read Full Article at https://www.rbth.com
Bear inadvertently saves boys lost in Siberian forest

Bear inadvertently saves boys lost in Siberian forest

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See 19th century Russian society through the eyes of a British photographer (PHOTOS)

See 19th century Russian society through the eyes of a British photographer (PHOTOS)

An Edinburgh-born photographer named William Carrick was the first ethnographer to capture the everyday life of the Russian Empire in photos. Read Full Article at https://www.rbth.com
Which professionals are in high demand in Russia?

Which professionals are in high demand in Russia?

If you’re an expert in IT or agriculture, then you have a good chance at finding work in Russia. Read Full Article at https://www.rbth.com
6 best volunteering opportunities in Russia to make your summer count

6 best volunteering opportunities in Russia to make your summer count

Looking for doing some meaningful work during your holiday in Russia? Help preserve Russia's natural heritage, participate in an archeological expedition or work with children – the choice is up to
Surprised by Russia: How Robert De Niro coped without celebrity status in the USSR

Surprised by Russia: How Robert De Niro coped without celebrity status in the USSR

Robert De Niro’s ties to Russia go back as far as the early 1980s – though he was virtually unknown here at the time. Read Full Article at https://www.rbth.com
Wanted: dollars, cigs and jeans. The secret world of Soviet ‘fartsa’ (PICS)

Wanted: dollars, cigs and jeans. The secret world of Soviet ‘fartsa’ (PICS)

‘Fartsovka,’ the process of obtaining and reselling foreign-made goods, was more than an illegal activity in the USSR – it was a way of life. Read Full Article at https://www.rbth.com
‘The Idiot’ turns 150: 5 reasons to read Dostoyevsky’s Christological masterpiece

‘The Idiot’ turns 150: 5 reasons to read Dostoyevsky’s Christological masterpiece

2018 marks a century and a half of the iconic novel about a Christ-like character who falls on hard times. The writer’s near-death experience is also written into the work. Read Full Article at
Andrei Sakharov: 'Nuclear war might come from an ordinary one'

Andrei Sakharov: 'Nuclear war might come from an ordinary one'

10 quotations from Soviet nuclear physicist that shed light on how he lived, thought and worked. Read Full Article at https://www.rbth.com
How Moscow looked 50 years ago (PHOTOS)

How Moscow looked 50 years ago (PHOTOS)

Moscow photographer Leonid Lazarev shows the city of the “Khrushchev thaw” era, conveying the spirit of that time with surprising accuracy. Read Full Article at https://www.rbth.com
1968.Digital: How the world’s first smartphone-only documentary show was created

1968.Digital: How the world’s first smartphone-only documentary show was created

The year is 1968. Gabriel Garcia Marquez writes his new novel in iPhone Notes; the Beatles chat with each other on WhatsApp; Andy Warhol posts photos from his exhibitions on Instagram. Today, a group
In pictures: What if Trump lived in Russia?

In pictures: What if Trump lived in Russia?

Drinking vodka in a village, crazy folk dancing, inebriated in a rye field...Donald Trump as you’ve never seen him before. Read Full Article at https://www.rbth.com