Viktor Chukarin: Love for Life and Victory! The Olympic Champion, Who Survived 17 Concentration Camps

When you sometimes get frustrated in life and say to yourself, “That’s it, I can’t do this any more!” you probably should remember the history…



Congratulations! We’ve turned 870! The White-Stoned Moscow to celebrate its Birthday in September!

One of top ten metropolises in the world, the largest library in Europe, hundreds of museums and thousands of artifacts—this is just a short list…



Brave, Honest, and Straightforward, or Why Does Korchma Celebrate Cossack’s Day?

Almost each and every one of them wore a famous oseledets hairstyle, they could stop a horse on the fly or single-handedly engage in a…



Between Heaven and Hell: The Mysterious Life of Mykola Gogol

There is probably no other more mysterious writer in Russian literature than Mykola Gogol. His heritage consists оf dozens of immortal short stories and phrases…



April Fools’ Day

This day is neither included in the calendar of important dates nor is it a public holiday. Nevertheless, it is not only internationally celebrated but…



The Secrets of a Peninsula: 150 Years Ago Russia Sold Alaska

March 30, 1867, exactly 150 years ago, the territory of Russia decreased by more than half a million square kilometers. The Russian Emperor Alexander II…