In Soviet times, people stood in long lines for “Prague cake,” even though this confectionary masterpiece was expensive. To get this cake for a holiday celebration was always a great achievement. Give it a shot and try to make it yourself!
Peter the Great was the first of the Russian tsars who began collecting pieces of art; precious, interesting, and peculiar things, not only for his own amusement but also for the glory of his country. The collections Peter comprised during his extensive travels laid the foundation of what is now the Hermitage and the Moscow Kremlin museums.