RIR’s Top 5 cultural stories

A still from Raj Kapoor's classic Awaara (1951). Source: Press Photo

A still from Raj Kapoor's classic Awaara (1951). Source: Press Photo

The Russia and India Report has compiled a list of the 5 most popular and interesting articles about the cultural connections that the countries share.

Did Indian aristocrats live in the Russian Empire?

By Ilya Spector

Indian princes and people pretending to be Indian princes visited Russia several times during the 19th century. The last Maharaja of Punjab lived in Moscow for two years.


How Russian scientists cracked the secret of a Vedic ritual drink

By Rakesh Krishnan Simha

Here’s a toast to the explorers and archaeologists who discovered the plant used to produce the drink of the ancient Indians.


Did ancient Indians immigrate to the Russian Caucasus?

By Ajay Kamalakaran

A mountain in the Russian internal republic of Adygea was named after the Hindu Kush range, and the people of the region practiced a set of exercises and meditations that closely resemble yoga.


All time favourite Hindi movies in Russia

By Natalia Fedotova

With ‘Awara’ at the top, RIR puts together a list of the Top 10 most popular Bollywood films among Russian movie enthusiasts.


Big B hopes for Bollywood’s comeback in Russia

By Alessandro Belli

In the conversation with RIR, Legendary Indian actor Amitabh Bachchan said that he would like to see more Bollywood films being shown in Russia.

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