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Really beautiful and unique photo of one of the main symbols of Russia – St. Basil Cathedral standing on the Red Square in Moscow. Photo by mysea

St Basil Cathedral, Moscow, Russia

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Nov/13

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A new look at Russian folk painting

Art painting is the art of decorating any surface by paints and brush. It is considered one of the most popular types of arts and crafts.

In Russian folk art, there are many styles of art painting. You can see the most popular styles (Khokhloma, Gzhel, North-Dvina, Zhostovo, Mezen, Gorodets) with the help of these unusual pictures made by Sasha Vinogradova

Russian Folk Painting, picture 1

really unusual but cool pictures

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November 6, manned spacecraft “Soyuz TMA-11M” will be launched to the International Space Station. Liftoff will be broadcast live on screens at the famous Times Square in New York, the US.

The spacecraft will be launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

"Soyuz" Spacecraft with a Torch of "Sochi-2014" Olympics, Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan

Olympic torch in open space

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Lutheran church in Gross Engelau was built in the 14th century during the reign of power and financial prosperity of the Teutonic Order. Lutheran church tower was often used as an observation post during military conflicts.

In 1807, the Russian officers observed the battle of Friedland from it. In August 1914, Gross Engelau was again in the thick of things, the tower was used by the military again.

Photo of the church before 1945

Gross Engelau Church, Kaliningrad Region, Russia photo 1

the details of what happened

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Jul/13

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What are the Morals of Russians?

If you want to understand better the “mysterious Russian soul”, then, you’ll probably be interested in the following article about Russians attitude to adultery, white lie, theft at work, sex without love, evasion of taxes, etc.

The Morals of Russians

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Earlier this year, Russia’s largest airline “Aeroflot” announced a contest “Paint the plane of Aeroflot.” The contest was announced in honor of the 90th anniversary of the company and it was open to everybody.

The winner of the contest was the project of Alexander Sosnovsky, who suggested to paint the plane in the style of Russian folk painting Khokhloma. You can see his design on the picture below.

Plane painted in Khokhloma style, Aeroflot, Russia photo 1

first photos of repainted aircraft

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Architectural and Ethnographic Museum of the Vologda region “Semyonkovo” invites you into the world of the Russian village of the late 19th – the early 20th centuries. Here you can learn more about the traditions, cultural background, and mentality of the Russian people.

The museum was opened in 1979. It is a monument of national value. The museum covers an area of 12.7 hectares and has a lot of monuments of wooden architecture of the middle 19th – the early 20th centuries. Photos by Denis Spirin

Architectural and Ethnographic Museum Semyonkovo, Vologda, Russia photo 1

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“One cowboy, two cowboy” is a Soviet animated film released in 1981. Director: Anatoliy Reznikov. Screenwriter: Arkadiy Khait.

The main characters are a cowboy and his cow. It is one of the classic Soviet cartoons. Almost all children in the Soviet Union saw it.

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The Solovetsky Islands (also known as Solovki) is an archipelago in the White Sea (total area is about 347 sq km) in the Arkhangelsk region. It consists of 6 large and about 100 small islands (Google Maps location of the largest island).

The archipelago, including five-kilometer area of the White Sea, is the protected area – Federal State Institution “Solovetsky state historical-architectural and natural museum-reserve.” Photos by Dmitry Mordolff

The Solovetsky Islands, Arkhangelsk region, Russia photo 1

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Jun/12

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Deep blue sea, light white foam

“Deep blue sea, light white foam” is a Soviet (Armenfilm) animated short captured by Robert Sahakyants in 1984. It is a musical fantasy on the themes of Armenian folk tales.

In spite of an ancient story, the cartoon is full with allusions to the modern realities. It is especially relevant in the contemporary Russian realities where the main values of many people are only money and power.

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