Russia Beyond the Headlines

Russian art park torches wooden ‘cathedral’ and suffers ire of Orthodox church

Russian art park torches wooden ‘cathedral’ and suffers ire of Orthodox church

Yearly Maslenitsa tradition hasn’t gone down too well in some circles. Read Full Article at https://www.rbth.com
Everything you wanted to know about Russians but were afraid to ask

Everything you wanted to know about Russians but were afraid to ask

Why do Russians use parentheses instead of smileys? What is the secret of their courage? Why do they need round-the-clock flower shops? We shed light on the mysterious Russian soul Read Full Article
Pelmeni all year around: recipes from across Russia’s regions

Pelmeni all year around: recipes from across Russia’s regions

Russia has invented so many varieties of pelmeni that your tastebuds will never be bored. Russia Beyond unveils the secrets of their preparation. Read Full Article at https://www.rbth.com
Soviet dreams on the Black Sea: Why you have to visit Anapa

Soviet dreams on the Black Sea: Why you have to visit Anapa

For most Russians Anapa is the epitome of a cheap sunny vacation in the south. But beyond the smell of shashlik, corn, and beer, the small town offers a cultural heritage so it’s really worth a visit.
Russian man wins $500 thousand in lottery

Russian man wins $500 thousand in lottery

However, he still hasn’t turned up to claim his prize. Read Full Article at https://www.rbth.com
10 films based on Russian books that became Hollywood classics

10 films based on Russian books that became Hollywood classics

Sophie Marceau, Audrey Hepburn, and Liv Tyler starred as famous Russian characters. Read Full Article at https://www.rbth.com
Russia to launch 2 ultra-high-precision glass satellites into orbit

Russia to launch 2 ultra-high-precision glass satellites into orbit

Russia is about to launch two glass spheres into orbit – satellites that will be responsible for all sorts of high-precision measurements and studies. The objects will assist in preventing natural
No 'plane' sailing: 3 times Russian pilots skillfully avoided tragedy

No 'plane' sailing: 3 times Russian pilots skillfully avoided tragedy

‘The Miracle on the Hudson’ - when a U.S. pilot landed on the river in New York - happened long after a similar emergency landing: ‘The miracle on the Neva.’ A Soviet pilot was forced to ditch a
‘The toilet paper is NOT FRESH’: Top guest book remarks from Russia

‘The toilet paper is NOT FRESH’: Top guest book remarks from Russia

When it comes to disgruntled customers complaining about service, the Russians occupy one of the top spots. They often leave ridiculous comments at cafes, museums, and shops, many of which read like
How does the average Russian spend money?

How does the average Russian spend money?

Inflation has pushed a typical Russian to save money by cutting back on food purchases, but despite his frugality he still manages to spend around 586 rubles ($10.3) every time he goes to the store.
Russian school students discover new island

Russian school students discover new island

The landmass was spotted in the Arctic Circle using remote-sensing satellites, but it’s emergence isn’t good news for our planet. Read Full Article at https://www.rbth.com
5 Russian extremes that will dumbfound you

5 Russian extremes that will dumbfound you

A Russian can experience all four seasons in a single day. While maybe grumpy and pessimistic at work, in the evening he/she can have boisterous fun with friends. Or a hopeless couch potato suddenly
Chekhov play in sign language to be shown on silver screen with English subs

Chekhov play in sign language to be shown on silver screen with English subs

A new vision of ‘Three Sisters’ play will hit U.S. and UK cinemas. Read Full Article at https://www.rbth.com
The typical ‘St. Petersburger’: How to become ‘one of the guys’ in the northern city

The typical ‘St. Petersburger’: How to become ‘one of the guys’ in the northern city

The most common myth about the locals is that they’re all culture snobs, while it seems a ‘stranger’ has no chance of belonging in the city. Read Full Article at https://www.rbth.com
Why Russians boil sweetened condensed milk

Why Russians boil sweetened condensed milk

Why would anyone ever simmer sweet condensed milk while still in its can? You’ll be surprised but Russians do in order to make the delicious sauce that’s their favorite filling for many desserts!
Aspiring to create a miracle: How a Siberian painter combines photo and painting

Aspiring to create a miracle: How a Siberian painter combines photo and painting

Marina Fandeeva, a painter from the Siberian city of Novosibirsk, connects photo and painting, creating images that are striking for their unusualness and playful nature. Her Instagram account boasts
From Soviet cars to tanks: What happens to abandoned vehicles in Russia?

From Soviet cars to tanks: What happens to abandoned vehicles in Russia?

Vehicle disposal is poorly regulated in Russia. Many old cars are simply left to rot - experts say this is terrible for the environment. But some lucky rides are saved! Read Full Article at
Russia's own lady Hamilton: Why did the first Russian Emperor execute his Scottish mistress?

Russia's own lady Hamilton: Why did the first Russian Emperor execute his Scottish mistress?

A descendant of Scottish aristocrats, Mary Hamilton (died in 1719) was not only a lady-in-waiting in the court of Peter the Great, but also his (not so) secret lover. Her fate was sealed when she
Russian nobility’s most daring swashbuckler

Russian nobility’s most daring swashbuckler

This Russian imperial guardsman fought Napoleon, married a gypsy and was booted from an around-the-world voyage for bad behavior. Count Fyodor Tolstoy earned the nickname “American,” even though he
How do you like it, Elon Musk? ‘Impressive’ Russian inventions to rival Tesla’s space launch

How do you like it, Elon Musk? ‘Impressive’ Russian inventions to rival Tesla’s space launch

A flashmob has been having a laugh at the Falcon Heavy rocket by posting examples of bizarre everyday innovations. Read Full Article at https://www.rbth.com