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[6 Jun 2013]

Originally designed and programmed by Alexey Pajitnov in the Soviet Union, the hugely popular game Tetris was released on June 6, 1984... [More]

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[4 Jun 2013]

Ukrainian Google users are seeing a themed doodle today in honor of architect Vladislav Gorodetsky, who was born on this day in 1863. Many special events are also taking place… [More]

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[31 May 2013]

The Russian version of "The Little Mermaid" is probably one of the cartoons that your FSU sweetheart grew up with. Take a look at this gorgeously animated film inside. [More]

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[28 May 2013]

Ukrainian women love learning about other cultures so many are looking forward to this weekend for Italian Days in Kiev which honor Italy's national holiday called Festa della Repubblica... [More]

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[22 May 2013]

The fifth annual Brides Parade prettied up the streets of Donetsk last week and started a whole season of Brides Parades in cities across Ukraine… [More]

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[21 May 2013]

If you are an movie buff and are planning a summer trip to Russia, consider scheduling it during the Moscow International Film Festival. The festival is one of the world's oldest, and features many films that reveal a lot about life in the FSU. [More]

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[21 May 2013]

The “China China” exhibit at the Pinchuk Art Centre in Kyiv features 30 complex art objects created by 11 contemporary artists to give Ukrainians a thought-provoking look into another culture and find similarities to their own… [More]

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[20 May 2013]

Are you a movie-lover? Check out the current popular films in Russia and Ukraine to see which titles your FSU sweetie might have recently seen. [More]

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[17 May 2013]

Inspired by kicks in Ukraine's traditional hopak, combat hopak is a new martial art Ukrainians are proud to call their own. [More]

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[16 May 2013]

A collection of paintings purchased by Catherine the Great is on loan from the Hermitage Museum. This is the first time in over 200 years that these paintings have returned to their original places at Houghton Hall in Norfolk. [More]

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[13 May 2013]

Russian cosmonaut Pavel Vinogradov has taken over command of the International Space Station for the station's 36th expedition. [More]