Russian culture overview
Russian culture is a combination of cultures of various nations of former Russian Empire, Soviet period culture and present day culture of Russia. Russian culture is one of the richest in the world and has numerous features.
Russian culture facts
The history of Russian culture consists of the following main periods:
- Ancient Rus culture
- Russian culture of 13-17th centuries
- Russian Empire period culture
- Soviet culture
- Present day culture of Russia
Russia is a multinational state. There are about 180 various nations living on the territory of Russian Federation. From the historic point of view Russian culture based on Russian language and Orthodox Church is dominating but other cultures also influence the process.
Such cultures as Ukrainian, Byelorussian, Polish, Serbian, Tatar, Bashkir, Kalmyk and others played an important role in cultural development of Russia.