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Remains of ‘Sea Monster’ Found on Volga River Bank

An international group of scientists has discovered remains of a pliosaur on a Volga river bank

Archaeologists Dug Into Two Ancient Temples in Russia’s Tver

Archaeologists have discovered the foundations of two temples from the early 15th century during excavations on the Zheltikov monastery

40 Years of Russian Su-27 Fighter Jet

The starring brainchild of Russia's Sukhoi plant engineers celebrates anniversary

Rendezvous with Russian History

Where a traveller can get in touch with the spirit of ancient Russia

Five Abandoned Ghost Towns in Russia and the Former Soviet Union

As huge cities are expanding and flourishing, some of Russian small towns appear and then fade away, crumbling into dust

System of a Down Frontman to Write Soundtrack for Russian Movie

Frontman of the American rock band System of a Down, musician of Armenian origin Serge Tankian will become the composer of the Russian film “The Legend of Kolovrat”

Archaeologists Unearth Ancient Wooden Pavement in Moscow

Archaeologists have uncovered a wooden pavement of 17-18th centuries on Bolshaya Lubyanka street in central Moscow

Russia Creates First Digital Map of Archeological Sites

Scientists working at the Russian Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Archaeology have successfully developed and launched “Archeological Sites of Russia”

Breath of Antiquity: Seven Ancient Towns of Russian Golden Ring

A brief guide to seven brightest gems of the Russian Golden Ring which preserve the memory of the most important and significant events in Russian history

Story from the Underground

Eighty-two years ago, one of the world's most beautiful subway systems was launched in Moscow with only one line and 13 stations

The Enigma of an Old Castle: 245 Years of Butyrka Prison

A tale of Butyrka’s first prisoners, tricks of Houdini and a prison-hotel

Passions of 18th-Century Russian City Residents

The passions, pleasures and vices common to the residents of a small Russian city moving from a traditional way of life towards a European one

New Periodic Table Element Named for Russian Chemist

A newly discovered element was named oganesson, or Og, after the Russian scientist Yuri Oganessian, the research supervisor of the nuclear reaction lab at the JINR

Making of Largest Photo Archive Showcasing Russian History

Over 70,000 scanned photographs, taken between 1860 and 1999, are collected in an immense online archive

Peter the Great’s Pickles and Pushkin’s Jam

Literary great Tolstoy had a sweet tooth, but what about Pushkin’s love for baked potatoes?

The Children of Middle Earth

An almost-extinct northern tribe tries to save its culture

Moscow the Triumphant

For Moscow’s City Day, which will be celebrated this year from Sept. 10–11, the city will be decorated with temporary archways similar to the ones erected for the famous post-war city fair in 1947

À La Izba and Faux Stone: Wooden Age of Moscow Architecture

Strelka Magazine has dug deep into the archives of the Shchusev State Museum of Architecture and learned the stories of Moscow’s most fascinating wooden buildings

​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?