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Russia’s Gorokhovets Town Added to UNESCO List

The town of Gorokhovets in Russia’s Vladimir region was included in the preliminary list of the UNESCO World Heritage sites

The Road to the North-West

Where to go and what to see in the Pskov region

British Newspaper Invites Tourists to St.Petersburg, ‘Dazzling’ Cradle of Revolution

The Daily Mail, a British newspaper, has recommended that its readers visit St. Petersburg, the cradle of the 1917 revolution

Russian Federal Archives and Vatican Preparing Romanov Exhibition

Russia's Federal Archives and the Vatican Secret Archives are planning a joint exhibition devoted to the Romanovs

Moscow’s TsUM Store Turns Ninety-Five

Ninety-five years ago, the famous Central Department Store, or TsUM, opened in Moscow

The Four Masts

The beauty and pride of the Russian fleet, the Sedov barque, celebrates its 96th birthday

The First Man in Space

Russia's Yuri Gagarin, the first man in space, would have celebrated his 83rd birthday on March 9

‘Hey, Sky, Take off Your Hat! I'm Coming!’

Valentina Tereshkova of Russia, the first female cosmonaut, turns 80

The Fortress of White Stone

Some 200 years ago, Russia's oldest landmark, the Kremlin, looked completely different

The Lend-Lease Airport

What does Russia’s oldest airport look like?

AEK-971 vs. AK-12: Which Will the Ministry of Defence Opt For?

AEK-971 (top) and AK-12 (bottom) assault rifles. Both from similar stock, but with different capabilities

Arctic Village Joins List of Russia’s Most Beautiful Locales

Kimzha, a village located in the northern part of the Arkhangelsk Region, has been listed as one of the most beautiful villages in Russia

‘Ballet Helps to Build Character’

Russian ballerina tells all about ballet companies, touring and dancing as a career

Ten Most Expensive Russian Paintings

Where and for how much were the most expensive Russian works of art sold?

Russian Diplomats Find Ten Missing Roerich Paintings in Croatia

Employees of the Russian Embassy in Croatia discovered ten missing paintings by the Russian artist Nicholas Roerich in a museum in Zagreb

Dog, Rooster or Peasant: What to Rub at Moscow’s Most Superstitious Metro Station

Over the last few years, one of Moscow’s most historic metro stations has acquired numerous legends and superstitions, becoming a sort of a temple of good fortune – even in the age of likes and memes

Snack Station

What the legendary retro-canteen inside the Moscow Metro is really like

Moscow’s First Supermarket

One hundred and sixteen years of Moscow's first and most lavish supermarket, Eliseevsky Store, in photographs

Pushkin Poems Now Available Through Free Online Service

"Ne Zarastyot," a free online service that sends its users several poems by the famed Russian bard Alexander Pushkin every day, is now up and running

Eight Little-Known Facts About Pushkin

His birthplace, his flight from Russia and the lost chapter of Eugene Onegin: what other mysteries surround Russia's greatest poet?

​Volga, ​Volga, ​Volga: Where, Why and What for?

One of the longest rivers in the world and the longest in Europe, Volga remains one of the most important water arterias in Russia. But what do we know about it?