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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

International Lace Festival to Be Held in Russia’s Vologda

Third international lace festival “Vita Lace” will take place in Russian town of Vologda from June 22 to 25

French Designers Rediscover ‘Russian Leather’

French luxury brand Moynat will use so-called “Russian leather” in its 2017 collection

Iran to Buy Pancakes From Russia's Ryazan

“Lina,” a manufacturer of frozen semi-finished products from Ryazan, may begin deliveries of thick and thin pancakes to Iran

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

‘It All Began With a Dinner at a Restaurant’

President of the International Centre of Wine and Gastronomy on his plans for the global expansion of Russian cuisine

A Three-Metre-Tall Felt Boot Installed in St. Petersburg

A huge felt boot, or valenok, appeared on the Solyanoy Lane in central, the local nespaper Fontanka reported Tuesday

Kholodets: Weirdly Tasty Russian Meat Jelly Appetiser

Considered a delicacy, this Russian traditional appetiser is actually just boiled pieces of meat in aspic

'Russian Women Have a Penchant for Foreigners'

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

From Russia with Love: Food Russians Miss Most when Living Abroad

There is no nostalgia more powerful than the one Russians feel for food

Bolshoi Theatre Celebrates 241st Birthday

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

The Devil in Disguise

Americans, Europeans and other foreigners on Russia and Russians

Russian Matryoshka Doll Inspires Creators of Stylish Kitchen Gadget

If someone had to name one souvenir that foreigners typically buy in Russia, it would most likely be the matryoshka

Poll: Over 80% of Russians are Happy

According to an opinion poll conducted by the Russian Public Opinion Research Center (VCIOM), the overwhelming majority of Russians (81%) feel happy

Russian Pot Stew

Something very hot and very Russian to treat yourself amid chilly March weather

Beef Stroganoff: Beef from Russian Count

The favourite recipe of a 19th-century Russian count that has become worldwide classics

‘Women Should Be Treasured Every Day’

We spoke to three expatriate women living in Moscow about International Women’s Day

Food With a Side of Accent: Chef Boris Fries, Pickles, Sings for American TV Network

The Cooking Channel, an American television network, has released several videos featuring a guy named Boris sharing the secrets of Russian cuisine

Six New Crepe Recipes

Delicious crepe recipes for you to try this Maslenitsa season

Potatoes Baked in Jackets

Aromatic and hearty home-made potatoes with sour cream and bacon stuffing is an easy and efficient way to feed a lot of people

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

Syrniki: A Sweet Russian Treat for Valentine’s Day

For this year’s Valentine’s Day, you can prepare a little surprise for two – sweet syrniki, cottage cheese pancakes, with fruit or berries