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[15 Oct 2010]

This year marks the 20th anniversary of Baltika, the most famous beer in Russia. With 14 different varieties, the brand has been awarded over 500 prizes in professional and consumer competitions all over the world… [More]

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[13 Oct 2010]

Emperors, political leaders, movie stars, and even strange human curiosities are among the 1,500 wax sculptures created by The St. Petersburg Wax Museum over the years. While there are 4 locations you can visit in St. Petersburg, many exhibitions travel around the world… [More]

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[17 Sep 2010]

Emperor Nicholas II of Russia commissioned the first international car rally 100 years ago. In celebration of the anniversary, the presidents of Russia and Ukraine are leading a 36-car convoy across the Russian-Ukrainian border today… [More]

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[16 Sep 2010]

For four days (September 14 - 18) fires blazed in the city Moscow. When the flames finally died, 3/4 of the city lay in ruins. [More]

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[8 Sep 2010]

Many gentlemen wonder why Russian names are so long. Plus, should you attempt to call her by her full name, just her first name, or Miss, followed by her last name? Let's break it down... [More]

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[25 Aug 2010]

Ivan IV Vasilyevich was born on August 25, 1530 and while his nickname of Ivan Grozny was often translated to “terrible”, it actually meant “awesome”, “mighty”, “powerful”, and “one who inspires terror”… [More]

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[20 Aug 2010]

On August 22, 1991, Russian officials voted to officially replace the flag of the Soviet Union with Russia's traditional flag. Russia's National Flag Day marks the anniversary of this significant event. [More]

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[19 Aug 2010]

50 years ago today, Belka and Strelka paved the way for Russian cosmonauts to make the first explorations into the final frontier. They were the first living animals to survive orbital flight… [More]

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[18 Aug 2010]

August 19th is a traditional religious holiday for the Russian Orthodox Church and like many holidays, it holds a special secular meaning as well. Plus, we've included pics of hot Russian brides! [More]

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[12 Aug 2010]

On this day in history, a tsar, a theosophist, a tsar-to-be, and an Olympic athlete all came into this world. Here is a little information about these notable figures. [More]

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[10 Aug 2010]

Here are a few facts about the accomplished Russian men born on this day. [More]