Diamond Fund

History The collection began to be created in the 18th century under Peter I, who decided: the treasury values should be kept in a special room and under…

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The culture and art of Rostov Veliky

Even a look at this far from complete list of the historical figures and events associated with Rostov shows how great a part this town played in the…

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Still life Peonies and apples

Even number of flowers in Russian tradition means death. You will never find two flowers in the photographs or paintings of Russian artists (the reason I used paintings…

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Russian custom to weave wreaths of wild flowers

Ivan Kupala Day or Kupala Night is enthusiastically celebrated in Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus on the night of 7 July. The celebration relates to the summer solstice when…

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Bear on the bench. Monument in Veliky Novgorod (Novgorod the Great), Russia

According to some authors, Monuments to Bear in Russia is a materialization of the good old stereotype of foreigners about Russia, where “bears are walking along the streets”….

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Without God there's no threshold. Russian proverb. Red corner tradition in Russia

Red corner tradition in Russia Generally, the Red corner is the corner of the house in which the icons hang and there is a table. In fact, this…

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