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A Window Onto History

The Middle Ages, today: what can you see through the new viewing platforms inside the Moscow Kremlin?

Capital of Russian Golden Ring

The wonders of the Yaroslavl, one of the oldest Russian cities, and its surroundings

Being ‘Miss Russia’

How Russian beauty standards changed over the years

Muscovites Choose Best Monument of 2016

Moscow residents recognised the monument of Prince Vladimir on Borovitskaya Square as the last year's best

Best Item in Russian History: Samovar-Rooster

Russians recognised a samovar that features details in a form of rooster’s head, legs and tail as the best item in the country’s history

Ten Reasons to Visit the Moscow Cosmonautics Museum

Check out our list of things to do there, then come and experience it first-hand

The Russian Inventor of the Television

Seventy-six years ago, a Russian immigrant received a patent for the television

Secrets of the Soviets

Burgers, bars, convertibles, electric toothbrushes and reality television – can they really have been completely unknown in Russia before the 1990s?

'Russian Women Have a Penchant for Foreigners'

Russia through the eyes of a foreigner in the 17th century

Solzhenitsyn Monument to Be Erected in Moscow

A monument to writer and Soviet dissident Alexander Solzhenitsyn is to be erected in Moscow

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

Scientists Discover Russia’s Oldest Temple

An ancient Phanagoria dig in the Temryuk region of Krasnodar has uncovered Russia’s oldest temple

Moscow Metro Opens Tour Agency

Metrotour, the official guided tour agency for Moscow’s Metro, has opened its doors at the Vystavochnaya Metro Station

Retro Steam Train Tours to Pskov and Novgorod

Refurbished 19th-century steam trains are to start historic two day tours in a bid to boost tourism in Russia’s north-west

Bolshoi Theatre Celebrates 241st Birthday

One of Moscow’s most iconic landmarks, the Bolshoi Theatre, turned 241 on Tuesday

Unexplored Crimea

Uncharted places of Crimea which deserve some love as much as the renowned sights

Moscow’s Seven Sisters: Ten Myths and Facts

Fascinating facts about the Stalinist skyscrapers (aka the Seven Sisters) in Moscow

The Story Behind the Sale of Alaska

The skeleton in America’s closet, or why Russia sold Alaska to the US

Russia’s Yaroslavl to Develop ‘Mansion Tourism’

The development programme will concentrate on historic estates, which, according to local authorities, have the potential to become the region’s primary tourist attractions

The Charm of Illegal Art: The History of Russian Graffiti

The timeline of the history of Russian graffiti from New-York heritage to patriotic discourses