Yuri the Cucumber makes the most of the everyday struggles of a dying Russian village
Much has been written about these final days of Leo Tolstoy’s life, but little attention has been given to the physical setting where he died
The city of Zarechny (also known as Penza-19) is a city officially closed to outsiders. Its main business is one the largest production centers specializing in developing hi-tech products used in providing the country’s national security. Due to the limited amount of resources, it is difficult to organize quality recreation and education in a closed city that lives and, in fact, works at one company.
New report shows roads in Moscow are more dangerous than anywhere else in Russia
Camel races have been well known among livestock breeders since ancient times. The Astrakhan region is the leading region in Russia where the largest amount of Kalmyk Bactrian camels are bred. Currently, this kind of camel numbers 4,600 heads.
Newcastle disease is spreading in Russia, affecting pigeons. A Newcastle disease virus has been detected in a biological sample from a pigeon in the Tikhvin district of the Leningrad region, said Russia's veterinary and phytosanitary oversight service Rosselkhoznadzor
Lost for centuries in a mountainous cleft between Kazakhstan, China and Mongolia, the Altai Mountains give shelter to numerous tribes of nomads. Moving from place to place, they nevertheless occasionally settle in one place for a time. In these periods, they live in felt yurts, ideal dwelling for a nomadic lifestyle.
It’s true that the Krasnodar Air Force Institute for Pilots is one of few education centers in Russia that prepare air force specialists from members of the fairer sex. At the institute, they recognize that there just aren’t enough suitable male cadets in military institutes who meet the requirements these days.
Power outages caused by St. Jude's storm continued in 63 towns in five districts of the Russian Pskov region as of 8 a.m. Moscow time on Wednesday, the regional emergency situations department said
The Mari people are one of the oldest ethnic groups living in the Russian Federation. Finno-Ugric peoples settled the territory in what is now European Russia dating back to prehistoric times.
The explosive device that was detonated on a bus in Russia's southern city of Volgograd on October 21 contained the equivalent of 2-3 kilograms of TNT and was filled with damage agents, a source in law enforcement agencies told Interfax on Tuesday
According to the latest data, a female suicide bomber has claimed the lives of 6 people and 33 people have sought medical attention, including eight in intensive care
The death toll from the Volgograd bus explosion has reached six, the press service for the Investigations Committee has reported
The conflict that started in the capital has spread to other major cities
This little-known town in the Golden Ring boasts a medieval cathedral worth visiting
Father Konstantin is the priest of two towns: Visim and Visimo-Utkinsk in Sverdlovsk [Yekaterinburg] Oblast. He is in charge of two old churches, converted at various times into libraries, clubs, and warehouses during the Soviet period.
On the night of Oct. 5, a bear climbed into a cottage house in the city of Ust-Ilimsk in Irkutsk Region. According to the regional police, the animal's catch was a pot of borsch left on the porch
In just a few decades, the Cossacks proved to everybody that they are great grape growers and wonderful wine makers.
A team of divers have been trying to fish out the largest fragment of the Chelyabinsk meteorite in Chelyabinsk District’s Lake Chebarkul since early September