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What is Russia



To give you a better idea about Russia, we present our latest research on the Russian culture and people. It's all super subjective and biased, but then the super-objective and dry Wikipedia is just a click away :)

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Contemporary Art in Russia

Contemporary Russian art is a great collection of society's symptoms, hidden relationships, and dymanics, which are not often visible on the very surface layer especially perpetuated by mass media.

Present-Day: Capitalism, Sovereign Democracy, Eltsin, and Putin - Russian History

With the communism's collapse, the binary opposition between communism and capitalism ceased to exist, with Russia finding itself on the verge of a havoc.


Russian Cinema, Movies and Online Video

There are words which are hardly translatable and usually those words mean something very specific about the culture they come from.


Introduction to Russia

Russia is truly polysingular.


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Myths and Truths about Russia

Sometimes we hear and see so many striking, odd and new things about Russia on TV or in newspapers or from the people we meet, that I think I'm missing something.

Russian People Interviews

Instead of writing about Russian people (that is, ourselves) and being inevitably subjective, we decided to let them talk and leave the freedom to be judgemental for our readers.

Russia Travel Itineraries and Hightlights

What are the best places to visit when you go to Russia? If you have only a few days, Moscow and some small provincial town (Novgorod or a town along the Golden Ring) would give you a very good idea about the country.

Q&A about the Russian Girls

To write about young Russian women aka girls is a triple (quadruple) suicide mission: categorizing people by age, nationality and sex is not the most rewarding enterprise.

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Q&A about the Russian Girls

To write about young Russian women aka girls is a triple (quadruple) suicide mission: categorizing people by age, nationality and sex is not the most rewarding enterprise.


Q&A about the Russian Women

Google has this very useful feature where it shows what most people are searching for with the phrase you type in.


Russian Women Guide

Normally there wouldn't even be a need to make a whole section dedicated to Russian women especially: it might be considered sexist by most people, you run into the risk of making crude generalizations, and the actual reason of writing about women seems a bit ambiguous.

Top Events in Russia in 2014