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The Colder, the Better

Some unusual pastimes in Northern Russia

Brest Manufacturer Packs Socks in Cans

The Brest Stockings Plant, or BChK, released a limited batch of socks packaged in cans just in time for the holiday Day of the Defender of the Fatherland on Feb. 23

Robot Bakes Pancakes at Moscow's VDNKh

Moscow’s VDNKh exhibition centre is currently home to a robot that can make pancakes

Moscow to Open Museums Dedicated to Bees, Forest, Moscow River

Moscow will open three new museums this year as part of the Year of the Environment: the Museum of Bees, the Forest Museum and the Museum of the Moscow River

It's Maslenitsa Week in Moscow

Maslenitsa, the folk festival often referred to as pancake week that takes place the week before Easter, will be one of the main events this weekend in the capital

Hollywood to Produce Movie Based on ‘The Master and Margarita’

Mikhail Bulgakov’s influential Russian novel “The Master and Margarita” will be developed into a feature film

Moscow Gets Ready to Celebrate Maslenitsa

Thirteen festival locations will be operating throughout the Russian capital from Feb. 17 to 26

Moscow’s VDNKh Gets Hugging Robot

Moscow’s Exhibition of Achievements of the National Economy, better known by its acronym VDNKh, is now home to the first hugging robot

Tenth Irish Film Festival to Open in Moscow

The tenth Irish Film Festival will be held in Moscow from Mar. 15 to 26 at the Karo 11 Oktyabr movie theatre

Moscow Libraries Hope to Play Matchmaker on Valentine’s Day

Moscow’s libraries are extending an invitation to all single Muscovites to come and find dates there on Valentine’s Day

Russian Balloonists Break World Record

Russian balloonists Fedor Konyukhov and Ivan Menyailo broke the world record for the longest nonstop flight in a hot air balloon

Moscow and Simferopol Cheapest Russian Destinations

Moscow and Simferopol are the cheapest flight destinations in Russia during the long weekend for the Day of the Defenders of the Fatherland holiday on Feb. 23

St. Petersburg Man Walks Around the World

Sergey Lukyanov, a 62-year-old man from St. Petersburg, recently returned home after circling the globe by foot over a two-year period

Two Hundred-Tonne Ice Library Built on Lake Baikal

Sculptors built a seasonal library using 200 tonnes of ice on the shores of Lake Baikal

IKEA to Sell Toy Designed by Russian Girl

Sofia Oganyants, a Russian girl from the Moscow suburb of Khimki, is this year’s winner of the IKEA competition “Kids Draw for Kids”

Moscow Delivery Service Kisses and Tells

The Hugs-n-Kisses delivery service is now up and running in Moscow

It Feels Like Russia

Twenty-two best concepts for the country's tourism brand

Chinese-Style Park to Appear in Moscow

In 2018, a park built in the Chinese style will appear in Moscow’s Ostankino district

Russian Drivers Travel All the Way from Moscow to Bali in Soviet Volgas

Members of the Russian Sunrise expedition, who left Moscow driving two Soviet Volga cars, reached the final destination of their route – the Indonesian island of Bali

Trump to Register Slogan ‘Keep America Great!’ in Russia

The Trump Organisation, the company owned by US President Donald Trump, has filed a claim with the Federal Service for Intellectual Property

Chocolate and Soap: Five Unofficial Capitals of Russia

Where they produce Russia's best soap, glassware, tea, chocolate and matches