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Which Russian dessert is in the world top 25, do foreigners like aspic and what, according to a foreigner, is strange about Russian crepes?  Let's talk about the most typical for Russian and atypical for guests from abroad Russian cuisine.    Kholodets (Aspic) This dish traditionally has a lead in the "ugly contest of Russian dishes." Foreigners are quite frank: they do not understand why someone would make jelly unsweetened and cook it with meat. They are used to the fact that jelly is a dessert! If you mention...

19.01.2019
Rubric: Articles
Subject: Общество

For Russian women who pioneered aviation, everything started in 1911. The skies virus used to penetrate their hearts through various paths. In some cases it came along with love. A general’s daughter. A duchess by her husband’s right, who belonged to the Rurik dynasty. A professional actress. A genteel and well educated lady. A princess by birth. An Odessa native with millionaire uncle of Italian origin. And a lady of incomprehensible origin. In the early 20th century such girls and ladies were known as Aviatresses. Though they dubbed themselves as “air wanderesses”. The Society of Air Fleet’s Friends was...

15.01.2019
Rubric: Articles
Subject: History

Polina Skolkova Winter with its crispy frost became a brand, a symbol of our country. “Russia? Yeah, it's cold there!” And indeed, what could be more beautiful than real Russian winter? Some people from big cities don't have a memory of a white snow. Some of them are wining about dirty streets and lack of sunny days, some of them pass all daytime in heated offices or flats. However, on weekend it's a real joy to go out to parks, on cross-country skiing, skating, and even ice hole swimming. It's a special pleasure to visit one of street fairs with all the entertainment involved, to drink hot...

21.12.2018
Rubric: Articles
Subject: Culture

Kira Kamneva Photo: Far East Federal University According to experts, Russia is currently ranked fifth and sixth in the world market of educational services. By 2025, the number of foreign full-time students who study in Russian universities should increase to 710 thousand people - this numbers are stipulated by the state priority program Development of the Export Capacity of the Russian Education System. Revenues from educating foreign students should reach almost 400 billion rubles. The priority program was developed in May of 2017 and aims at...

18.12.2018
Rubric: Articles
Subject: Education

Alla Berezovskaya Compatriots in Riga commemorated the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The conference of Baltic human rights advocates was held there. Representatives from Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia and Russia took part in it. And though the occasion was sort of heartwarming – anniversary commemoration, most of participants spoke with concern and regrets about worsening of human rights crisis in their countries. Does it mean that today the declaration adopted by the UN in 1948 as the universal document is nothing more than a letter to Santa Claus?.. The founder of the...

16.12.2018
Rubric: Articles
Subject: Общество

To mark release of the reader by Boris Arvatov, one of the founders of the LEF Association (Left Front of Art), in V-A-C Publishing House, Alexandra Selivanova selected ten projects by avant-garde ideologists, who proposed to make fundamental changes in a Soviet citizen’s life, as well as all field of art. 1 Konstantin Melnikov and Sleep Reform “And now if I hear that good health requires nourishment, I say – no – it requires SLEEP. Everyone says that recreation requires fresh air; wrong again — I believe that fresh air is unable to recharge our...

28.11.2018
Rubric: Articles
Subject: Culture

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