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  • The Diverse and Colorful World of Russia’s Ancient Crafts, Part I: Toys

    Did you know that there are over 60 well-known styles of traditional crafts in Russia, each with its unique and recognizable features?


  • The Many Kremlins of Russia

    Ever visited the famous Kremlin in Moscow, the home of the President with its five palaces, four cathedrals, and a huge wall? Actually, there isn't only one Kremlin, there are many, all over Russia. Kremlin actually means fortress in the city, and we're going to introduce you to some of the most famous kremlins in the country in this article.


  • The Art of Ancient Ceremonial Dance: Khorovod

    Circle dances are known all over the world and Slavic countries are no exception – we call them khorovody.


  • The Art of Russian Glazed Tiles

    Diverse Russian изразцы (izraztsy) – glazed tiles – make up an independent tradition and bear unique features that have developed over centuries. Let’s see what it’s all about.


  • This Weekend in St. Petersburg: July 2-3, 2022

    Head into another tropical weekend in St. Petersburg with our top ideas on where to go to escape the June heat while staying right in the heart of the sun-kissed city.


  • Top Russian Remakes of Popular Shows & Series to Boost Your Russian

    What if The Office was about the everyday life of Russian nine-to-fivers and the main character of The Sopranos was not a middle-aged mobster struggling with his mental health but a Russian gangster from the ’90s? While some stories remain untouched, others become so popular in Russia that they get their own adaptations. Here are a few popular shows and series to help you explore the Russian language and culture through familiar sets and storylines.


  • Wanted: Ded Moroz, Snegurochka, and Other Russian New Year’s Characters

    Two legends in fur hats and coats. Stealing the hearts of all kids (and many adults) with magic and generosity every year. Last seen on New Year’s night. Does it ring any bells? Meet the two main symbols of the New Year in Russia.


  • Historical Flashback: The Story Behind Unity Day in Russia

    A day with a rich history yet Russia’s newest holiday – Unity Day is celebrated annually on November 4 to promote the unity, breadth, and diversity of Russia’s varied cultures. Who are Kuzma Minin and Dmitry Pozharsky? Why does it always have to do with a revolution? And how does today's Russia stick to the tradition? Here’s what you need to know about the upcoming holiday.


  • ITMO’s Russian Language and Culture Summer School: An Online Experience

    For the sixth year in a row, ITMO is bringing Russian language and culture to the world. Although the school was conducted online for the third time, this format helped to expand the school’s reach. This year we had students from 10 different countries join the school to improve their language skills and also get a deep dive into Russian culture, cinema, history and politics.


  • Explore the Art of Russia’s Indigenous Peoples

    Today, on August 9, we celebrate the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. Their art offers a wealth of storytelling, beauty, and inspiration.