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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

Notes From an Abandoned Soviet Arctic Settlement

A monument to Lenin, a portrait of Tatyana Drubich, mosaic panes featuring a bear and other Soviet design achievements within the abandoned mining settlement on Spitsbergen

With Paint and Brush

Unknown shots of the Great Patriotic War through the prism of Soviet retouch

Post-Industrial: Moscow Factories Gain a New Lease of Life

A selection of numerous Moscow factories and plants that have now become home to business centres, lofts and museums

Official Recipe of ‘St. Petersburg Coffee’ Revealed

A trademark recipe for a local coffee drink was elaborated and approved in Russia’s St. Petersburg

Neolithic Tools Discovered in Central Moscow

A stone cutter dating back to 5 or 7 thousand years was found during excavations in Moscow Sretenka district

Soon-to-Be on UNESCO List: Gorokhovets, 17th-Century Monotown

How it turned out that the centre of Gorokhovets in 2017 looks exactly like it did in the time of Peter the Great

‘‘Russianness’ Is Admirable’

The former Director of the US Office of Soviet Union Affairs speaks about Soviet nostalgia and the “Russian world”

Moscow Museums to Offer Free Admission Every Third Sunday of the Month

Several dozen museums in Moscow, including memorial apartments, will offer free admission every third Sunday of each month

Ninety-five Years of Moscow Shukhov Tower

From the avant-garde early years of Shabolovka to the mid-life crisis

‘I Despise Michelangelo’

Russia's modern-day iconographers talk about art, faith and Donald Trump

Over 60 Countries Buy Screening Rights for Russian-Made ‘Viking’

Screening rights for the Russian film "Viking" have been sold to over 60 countries, according to a press release from Channel 1

Russia Creates Tourism Organisation to Debunk Myths

A new organisation has appeared in Russia that will attract tourists from abroad and debunk myths about the country

Russian Tourist Attraction Ranked as ‘Dark Tourism’ Top Destination

The web portal Atlas Obscura, specialising in “dark tourism”, has named the top 50 attractions and destinations of 2017

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?

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”