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[8 Nov 2012]

After a Russian magazine accused singer Elena Vaenga of being a witch and a vampire, the singer was awarded $3,200 in a libel suit. [More]

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[30 Oct 2012]

Russians take great pride in their literary history. Familiarize yourself with some of their best offerings. [More]

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[25 Oct 2012]

To marry a Russian lady, you will need to take a trip abroad. Our new Learn Russian feature can help you with the basics. [More]

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[23 Oct 2012]

Russian photographer Annabelle Dunchee took on a challenging year-long project: create one image of herself each day depicting herself as a miniature person inhabiting an over-sized world. [More]

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[12 Oct 2012]

Here's an entry into the Sherlock Holmes canon that even many ardent fans have never seen: five films made in Soviet Era Russia. [More]

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[22 Aug 2012]

Russian flags are flying in high regard today as everyone celebrates National Flag Day... [More]

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[26 Apr 2012]

May 1st is a Russian holiday that has had many names over the years. While some labor unions and political parties march in parades and hold demonstrations, others give flowers and welcome in the spring… [More]

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[16 Apr 2012]

The Living Art Festival on Easter Sunday was designed to bring together professional artists and ordinary passersby as they all helped paint 50 incredibly colossal eggs... [More]

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[10 Apr 2012]

Space tourists will soon enjoy a hotel, museum, amusement park rides, and more at the first spaceport in Russia, which will be built near the birthplace of the first man in space... [More]

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[4 Apr 2012]

Easter falls on two different dates this year: April 8th in the West and April 15th in the East. Are you familiar with these Russian and Ukrainian Easter traditions? [More]

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[6 Mar 2012]

March 8th is International Women’s Day, a day celebrating the political, economic, and social achievements of women and a time when men throughout the world will honor the special women in their lives. [More]