Buranovskiye Babushki, a group of women ranging in age from 43 to 86 who sing traditional songs and pop classics, have been voted by popular demand to represent Russia in the forthcoming Eurovision song contest
Sad, but true... if you get stopped by police for a random check in the Metro and don’t have your passport with you, or even if you’re stopped for a traffic violation, police will often offer you a choice between an official ticket or paying them off. And that’s just one example.
Domestic Enemies of the Allergy Mom: "I have friends with food allergic kiddos that won’t even go to them, but I feel like that’s cruel. And then I spend the entire time trying to pretend like I’m not secretly having a panic attack.
'Maslenitsa' - Perhaps the most cheerful holiday in Russia is the Pancake week. The rituals of Maslenitsa are very unusual and interesting because they combine the end of the winter holiday rituals and the opening of new spring festivals and ceremonies, which were to promote a rich harvest. Maslenitsa is celebrated during the week preceding spring. Every day of Maslenitsa was devoted to special rituals.
On 1 September 1984, the Supreme Council of the USSR officially designated the first of September as the official ‘Day of Knowledge’. On this day, schools put on a special celebration to mark the start of the year – teachers and pupils assemble to listen to songs and poetry; congratulatory and inspirational speeches are given by the schools’ head teachers and, sometimes, by members of the local administration.
April 1961 RUSSIA PUTS MAN IN ORBIT The Soviet Union launched both the man into space as well as the man to orbit the earth today. Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin’s space flight aboard the “Vostok I” lasted less than 2 hours.
What did Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini and Pol Pot have in common? They were among history's most dangerous, evil leaders, responsible for the loss of countless lives and for nearly ruining entire countries.
Russians are very proud of their country. They are proud of the rich Russian history, of all their heroes and icons, of their National celebration days and so on. It is very important for a Russian to have a broad cultural knowledge.