Science & Tech
Forget miles and inches - you need ‘SAZHENs’! (INFOGRAPHIC)
Russians eventually switched to the metric system of measurement after the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution, but until then, they had used numerous units to measure length. Moreover, different regions used different names to describe them.
When Russia appeared in William Shakespeare’s plays
Despite Russia’s overwhelming passion for the bard’s works, few in the country are aware of Shakespeare’s mentions of the country in his plays.
Surrounded by miracles: Rostov’s St. Avraamy Epiphany Monastery
Historian and architecture expert William Brumfield discovers what remains of an ancient, historic monastery.
Russian sailors' second skin: The tel'nyashka
This striped cotton undershirt became the trademark of the Russian sailors, Airborne Corps, and even an art movement. Why is it so important?
The story behind ‘Russian Roulette’, the infamous DEADLY game
According to one theory, ‘Russian roulette’ emerged in the Tsarist army as a relatively “safe” trick that easily impressed onlookers.
The battle that made the Nazis' withdrawal from the USSR inevitable (PHOTOS)
Meet the leader of ‘Big Tits Matter’ (PHOTOS)
E-visas covering all of Russia to be introduced in 2021
How was the USSR formed?
When a Russian doctor tried to crack the mystery of the abode of Lord Shiva
Izborsk: The fort that saved Russia (PHOTOS)
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