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[5 Jul 2013]

On this day in 1935, the Russian icebreaker Sadko embarked on the first of three journeys into uncharted deep-water regions of the Arctic. During these voyages, the explorers collected information about the last unexplored areas of the northern Karskoye Sea. [More]

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[1 Jul 2013]

The Tunguska explosion caused a crash and a bright light that could be seen for miles. Theories behind the blast have run the gamut from comets and black holes to nuclear tests and alien experimentation.
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[28 Jun 2013]

AMO, Russia's oldest car-maker, made cars that ranged from Stalin's personal limousines to utilitarian trucks. [More]

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[27 Jun 2013]

June 28th is a national holiday in Ukraine, Constitution Day, so your favorite ladies may have more free time to chat online or they may be busy celebrating at parades and concerts... [More]

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[25 Jun 2013]

Avid auto enthusiast and American talk show host Jay Leno calls his 1966 GAZ-21 Volga "overbuilt, slow, and as utilitarian as a screwdriver," yet he still loves it... [More]

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[19 Jun 2013]

Now in its fourth year and gaining recognition as one of the major silent film events of Europe, the Mute Nights Festival takes place at the Odessa Sea Port this weekend. Celebrate by admiring these black & white beauties... [More]

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[19 Jun 2013]

Yuri Gagarin became an instant worldwide celebrity when he became the first human to enter orbit in 1961. He would die in a tragic and mysterious plane crash just seven years after that. It took 46 years for the truth about his death to finally come to light. [More]

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[14 Jun 2013]

Happy Father’s Day to the dads of HRB! Here's how Russians and Ukrainians honor the special fathers in their life. [More]

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[13 Jun 2013]

The inaugural exhibition in London's new Gallery for Russian Arts and Designs (GRAD) is called "See USSR" and consists of 1930s travel posters... [More]

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[12 Jun 2013]

Described as a “war film without any battle scenes,” House with a Turret follows an 8-year-old orphan boy who travels from Russia to Ukraine via a perilous train ride. The film is the only submission from the Former Soviet Union to be included in the 10-day festival. [More]

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[12 Jun 2013]

June 12 is a national holiday in Russia, commemorating the Declaration of State Sovereignty in 1990. Here are some of the things going on around the country… [More]