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Cranberry Water with Honey

The Russians discovered the healing power of cranberry (russ. клюква [kljúkwa]) centuries ago. In Russia this healthy berry is still often used as a base for dressings, sauces and gravies or as juice.

Bridges in St. Petersburg

Palace Bridge over the Neva (1916) The Palace Bridge connects the city centre and the Vasilevsky Island. It is a draw bridge which raises in summer to let big ship pass. The night view of the drawn and illuminated Palace Bridge is one of the most popular photo spots during the White Nights in St. […]

Russian Easter Feast

There is a legend saying that on Easter Jesus Christ walks around, dressed in rags checking how merciful people are. As Matthew 5:7 says, "Blessed are the merciful; for they shall obtain mercy”. So it is a tradition in Russia to prepare loads of food on Easter, to make sure everyone who comes along gets enough to eat.

Eurovision Song Contest 2009 in Moscow, Russia

The Eurovision Song Contest 2009 was the first contest ever hosted in Russia. The Final took place on May 16th. It was an amazing, exciting and one of the biggest shows in history. Alexander Rybak from Norway won the contest with his song Fairytale. He obtained 387 points which was the highest total score in Eurovision history. Facts, videos and photos of the Eurovision 2009 in Moscow.

Russia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2009 in Moscow, Russia

The young Ukrainian singer Anastasia Prikhodko represented Russia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2009 in Moscow with the song Mamo. Anastasia sang in Russian and Ukrainian. The song received 91 points and finished in 11th place. Video, lyrics and some facts about Anastasia Prikhodko.

Russian Boys' Names

Russian boys’ names and their derivatives. Popular and rare Russian boys’ names. Most popular Russian baby names for boys are: Alexander, Nikita and Ivan.

Russian Names

Russian names consist of three parts: first, middle (father’s) and family name. Popular Russian baby names. How to use Russian names.

Map of Russia

Interactive map of Russia The map shows the most important cities in Russia. Click on a pin to see the city name. In the info panel of the city click on "zoom" to zoom in on the city. Information about Russia The Russian Federation Russian Visa Best time to visit Russia Calling Russia: Country and […]