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[2 Jan 2013]

On this day in 1703, Russia got its first printed newspaper. [More]

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[27 Dec 2012]

German-born Catherine the Great quickly became one of the most powerful women in Europe. She presided over Russia's Golden Age, and ruled the country longer than any other woman in its history. [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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[23 Oct 2012]

Russian brides are nothing new. Nearly a thousand years ago, French king Henry I went all the way to Rus-Ukraine to wed beautiful blonde Russian Anna Yaroslavna. [More]

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[24 Sep 2012]

While many Russian brides may not be old enough to remember the Moscow Pool, it was once the world's largest and it was open all year round... [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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[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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[8 Feb 2012]

Today Russians are celebrating the Day of Science, which is quite timely since scientists recently reached the subglacial Lake Vostok after decades of drilling... [More]

Best Places in Ukraine »

[31 Jan 2012]

Peyzazhna Alley in Kyiv was saved from being demolished for an apartment complex, and while it was created for kids complete with a playground, romantic couples love to stroll along and admire the whimsical sculptures… [More]

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[29 Dec 2011]

The Russian Head of State invited 6,000 schoolchildren from all over the country to attend a New Year party at the State Kremlin Palace last weekend... [More]