Russia’s most awesome stories that you might have missed: Aug. 26-Sept. 1

This is a list of the best stories published by RBTH this week, and you can expect one every Friday.

This is a list of the best stories published by RBTH this week, and you can expect one every Friday.

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Best Instagram accounts about Moscow and Princess Diana’s visit to Russia made our top stories this week.

1. 7 Instagram accounts about Moscow that you need to follow

Young beautiful woman tourist taking pictures on mobile phone on the background Red Square, Moscow Kremlin, Russia / Legion MediaYoung beautiful woman tourist taking pictures on mobile phone on the background Red Square, Moscow Kremlin, Russia / Legion Media

Stunning views and funny facts about Russia's capital at your fingertips.

2. Royal generosity: 6 mansions the Romanovs presented their favorites

Gatchina Palace / Konstantin Kokoshkin/GlobalLookPressGatchina Palace / Konstantin Kokoshkin/GlobalLookPress

Being a favorite of a ruler is not always easy, but the perks are definitely worth it. Just take a look at these mansions in St. Petersburg the Romanov rulers gifted their loved ones over the years!

3. The trip you didn’t know about: Princess Diana’s two days in Moscow

Britain's Princess of Wales talks with ballerinas backstage at the Boshoi Theatre in Moscow after a performance Thursday, June 15, 1995. / APBritain's Princess of Wales talks with ballerinas backstage at the Boshoi Theatre in Moscow after a performance Thursday, June 15, 1995. / AP

As the world remembers Princess Diana, who passed away 20 years ago, we recall the first and only visit the Princess of Wales made to Russia in 1995.

4. How Soviet children struggled with symbol of totalitarism - school uniform

Source: russiainphoto.ruSource: russiainphoto.ru

In the late Soviet period, the school uniform was perceived by many as an element of the totalitarian system and a tool for suppressing individuality. But it wasn’t always like that...

5. 7 of the weirdest Russian museums you won’t find anywhere else

The passageway at the Cold War Museum of the Tagansky Protected Command Point (Former Stalin's Secret Bunker, branch of the Central museum of Armed Forces) / Anton Tushin/TASSThe passageway at the Cold War Museum of the Tagansky Protected Command Point (Former Stalin's Secret Bunker, branch of the Central museum of Armed Forces) / Anton Tushin/TASS

These museums are true exceptions, there’s no doubt about it. As well as taking a trip underground to Stalin’s bunker you can see bizarre coffins, a bear trap used to steal a car, and death masks...

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