Assumption Cathedral in Sviyazhsk added to UNESCO World Heritage List

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The Assumption Cathedral and Monastery in the island town of Sviyazhsk in Russia’s republic of Tatarstan has been added to the UNESCO World Heritage List, UNESCO said on its Twitter account on Sunday. "Just inscribed as @UNESCO #WorldHeritage Si

2017-07-09 15:42:00  

The town of Toropets: Living between lakes, churches and legends

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When you walk through the town of Toropets, you can feel the past everywhere. In addition to this town’s ancient architecture local residents also love to tell you a few stories about past centuries.  The Church of the Nativity of Mary. There we

2017-07-09 13:25:00  

Where to watch movies for free in Moscow this summer

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Temporary cinemas will be popping up across Moscow very soon, starting from July 16. All of the spots are brilliant examples of either constructivist or avant-garde architecture, so expect striking settings. A selection of classic Soviet films wi

2017-07-09 10:00:00  

On this day: Catherine the Great came to power following 1762 coup d'état

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Catherine the Great was Empress of Russia from 1762 until 1796, the country's longest-ruling female leader and arguably the most renowned. Russia was revitalized under her reign, growing larger and stronger and becoming recognized as one of the g

2017-07-09 08:00:00  

Arctic floating university departs mainland for Franz-Josef Land

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The Arctic floating university on board the Professor Molchanov vessels departed from the mainland port of Arkhangelsk to head for Novaya Zemlya and Franz-Josef Land, TASS reports. The expedition features 58 people, most of them are foreigners r

2017-07-08 15:04:00  

Treasures of the Moscow Metro: 4 Green Line stations you shouldn’t miss

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Mayakovskaya Metro Station / Vostock-Photo Several of the stations on the Green Line of the Moscow Metro provide shockingly beautiful examples of design in the Stalinist Empire style. With their Roman mosaics, bronze medallions, marble columns a

2017-07-08 10:00:00  

On this day: Russia celebrates Family, Love, and Fidelity Day

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On July 8, Russia celebrates the Day of Family, Love, and Fidelity, a holiday promoting traditional family values. It’s a relatively new holiday in Russia - it was officially introduced in 2008. It is also known as The Day of Saint Peter and Sai

2017-07-08 08:00:00  

You didn't think you needed stickers of famous Russian faces - until now!

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Russian startup Prisma had made a new app called “Sticky” (www.sticky-ai.com) enabling users to turn selfies into stickers for sharing on messenger apps. The developers say the app will be available on both iOs and Android. Prisma has already ma

2017-07-07 16:57:00  

Putin meets Trump and the Internet meme-makers can't resist

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A spinner is a rotating toy to relieve stress. In 2017, the toy has featured in countless Internet memes. / Telegram. Do the scriptwriters of "House of Cards" know something we don’t? / Telegram. A handshake with Putin - what happened next? (le

2017-07-07 16:32:00  

The Medieval Fortress of Belozersk: From Prokudin-Gorsky to the present

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Belozersk. Brick bridge across moat to east kremlin gate. June 9, 2010 / William Brumfield. At the beginning of the 20th century, the Russian chemist and photographer Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorsky invented a complex process for vivid, det

2017-07-07 15:46:00  

What do UNESCO’s famous Ferapontov frescoes look like?

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    The Peri Charitable Foundation has digitized Dionisy’s frescoes, which date back to the 16th century. Researchers have compared the frescoes to works by Michelangelo, and they will be available in high resolution on the project’s website

2017-07-07 15:35:00  

8 reasons to quit your job and become a test pilot

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1. Your childhood dream comes true Mikhail Belyaev is a test pilot for the MiG Corporation. / Alexey Nikolaev Mikhail Belyaev spent his entire childhood at a military airport. From dawn to dusk, he would watch Soviet fighters and bombers taking

2017-07-07 15:22:00  

Why are foreigners investing in Russian roads and airports?

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Public-private partnerships (PPPs) are becoming more popular in Russia. They help the government to attract private investment for the construction of infrastructure. Officials have learned to attract investment capital by using banks that are pa

2017-07-07 15:06:00  

MINEPS VI in Kazan

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The Sixth International Conference of Ministers and Senior Officials Responsible for Physical Education and Sport (MINEPS VI) will be held at the Korston Hotel, Kazan, Russian Federation, July 13-15, 2017. MINEPS is a forum that facilitates inte

2017-07-07 14:56:00  

Russia’s tech world embraces cryptocurrency markets

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Facing a shortage of venture capital at home and coming up against wary international investors intimidated by U.S. and EU sanctions, more Russian tech projects are tapping into cryptocurrency markets. In the first half of 2017, a growing number

2017-07-07 14:35:00  

5 holiday destinations Russians choose when they’re skint

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When the summer rears its head in Russia (this year we are still waiting for it in Moscow) it’s time to take a break from work and book a holiday to warmer climes. The Black Sea is an incredibly popular destination: Last year nearly 16 million Ru

2017-07-07 14:00:00  

Back in the USSR: 10 places to eat in Moscow with Soviet atmosphere

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Nostalgia about one’s Soviet childhood, and Soviet times in general, is quite popular in Russia today, especially in Moscow, where there are still many Soviet artifacts. RBTH chose 10 places to dine where you can for a little while feel yourself

2017-07-07 08:00:00  

On this day: Samantha Smith visited the Soviet Union

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Samantha Reed Smith was an American schoolgirl and peace activist, who became famous in both the Soviet Union and U.S. during the Cold War. In 1982, Smith wrote a letter to the newly appointed CPSU General Secretary Yuri Andropov, asking why rela

2017-07-07 08:00:00  

Why are men an essential 'ingredient’ to make gingerbread in North Russia?

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Kozulyi are a special and perhaps the oldest type of ritual gingerbread. They are baked in the Russian north - Pomorie, Murmansk, Kargopol and Archangelsk - as well as in the Urals. Kozulyi are made from gingerbread dough and are cut or shaped in

2017-07-06 15:47:00  

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