Russian actors in Hollywood

Those that are unfamiliar with the world of film may be surprised to know that there is a rich history of Russian actors in Hollywood. Since the collapse of the Soviet Union the list has obviously increased but there have been some that made their mark since the very early days of celluloid. Interestingly, some [...]

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Russian antiques

When shopping for Russian antiques there are many different options available. Some, such as the creations of the house of Faberge are extremely rare and in most cases cost prohibitive but others are affordable souvenirs that can match any budget. Faberge An obvious place to start with any round up of Russian antiques is with [...]

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Roman Abramovich house

While Roman Abramovich manages to shield much of his private life away from the glare of the world’s media, information regarding his many houses across the globe is easily available. The press in some parts of the west are obsessed with celebrity and with spending and, every time the owner of Chelsea football club opens [...]

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Peter the Great timeline

This article outlines a brief Peter the Great timeline, highlighting some of the key moments in the life of one of Russia’s most notorious leaders. 09 June 1672 – Peter is born The future Peter the Great was born Pyotr Alexeyevich Romanov in Moscow to Alexis I of Russia and his mother Nataliya Naryshkina. Peter [...]

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Russian landforms

The Russian landscape is diverse and fascinating and it contains some of the most spectacular natural sights in the world. From the mighty Urals and Caucasus Mountains to Lake Baikal – the largest freshwater lake on the planet, Russia has it all. Russian Plains The majority of Russia is however made up of plains and [...]

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Russia Population 2012

The latest available Russian population data is from the 2010 Russian census, which tells us that the total population of Russia in 2010 was 142,946,800 people. The results came as a bit of a surprise because they were slightly higher than the predictions of the state’s information agency, Rosstat, which had believed that the population [...]

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Siberian husky facts

The Siberian husky is one of the most celebrated breeds of dog in the world. Russian’s are truly proud of the hard working and lovable nature of these animals and here are some Siberian husky facts that you may not know. Siberian Huskies were specifically bred as working dogs The Siberian Husky’s durable qualities weren’t [...]

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Soviet shoes

At present there is a large market for collectable items from the Soviet era and Soviet shoes and boots can trade for large sums of money. In addition, there are new makes of shoes branded as ‘Soviet’, that come with a retro feel. Nostalgia The rise of the internet has meant that trading in memorabilia [...]

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USSR successor

When the Soviet Union collapsed in the early 1990’s, the nations who formed part of that Soviet Empire gradually reclaimed their independence. As such the notion of a USSR successor state is open to interpretation but it is generally recognised by the outside world that the Russian Federation has the best claim to that accolade [...]

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Soviet Cars

When you think of some of the classic vehicles to emerge from the Soviet era it’s easy to build an image of a lumbering stereotype; a kind of dull, functional car that looked and felt extremely similar to other models. While that may be true to some extent – it has to be said that [...]

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