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National Cuisine

The second part of my series comparing Russia, Britain, and the US focuses on the people themselves. Here I am going to observe what the three nations eat and drink.


What do they eat?

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Russian Loch Ness

Tunguska anomaly, Krasnoyarsk region  Tunguska event – an enormously powerful explosion that occurred near the Podkamennaya Tunguska River in what is now Krasnoyarsk region, Russia, on June 30, 1908. A number of theories based on UFOs have claimed that the Tunguska event was the result of the activities of extraterrestrial beings and the Tunguska event is often referred to as "the Russian Roswell”.

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Russian Media Future – View from the Inside

There are few people that work on the edge of theory and practice, but Ivan Zasursky is definitely one of them. Being a recognized journalist, researcher and theorist of the media, he has headlined critical online projects in Russia; created a department devoted to new media in the Moscow State University; written several books covering the interconnectedness of politics and mass-media in Russia and worked in politics. Recently he has taken on a new challenge and created the first online magazine in Russia sharing Creative Commons license.

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Vilma Gold gallery opened an exhibition of two Russian contemporary artists, Vladimir
Dubossarsky and Alexander Vinogradov. Dubossarsky (born Moscow, 1964) and Alexander
Vinogradov (born Moscow, 1963) live in Moscow where they have collaborated since 1994.
In 2011 they have had a solo show at the Triumph Gallery, Moscow and in 2010 at
Paperworks Gallery, Moscow and at Gallery Charlotte Moser, Geneva. In 2009 they
represented Russia at the 53 Venice Biennale with their installation ‘Danger! Museum’.
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Letters to YOU: “How to escape rat race and improve your financial future today?”

Dear You, Financial freedom is one the goals for all of us.

Some of you might think that the road to financial stability and security is long and firm. What have you done so far to be closer to this freedom? Most people get scared when their hear words “personal finance”. We all want more money to be able to afford what we wish. It is time to start doing something to achieve financial stability here and now.

Daria Alyukova's picture

Russia In Detail: Precious Stones

Divnogor’eDivnogor’e is a national park in Voronezh region. It is an area of fairy-tale chalk mountains, cave churches and scenic beauty. In the eye of a geologist, the park is an exposed chalk deposit. The upper layer includes 15-20% of it, while it is followed by 80m of pure chalk. The name Divnogor’e derives from the word “divo” meaning “wonder”.

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National Comparisons: Leisure Time

The second part of my series comparing Russia, Britain and the US focuses on the people themselves. What foreign languages do they speak? What is their level of intelligence? Where do they travel? And finally, which of them party from dusk till down?

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The Press Baron

How Alexander Lebedev made his fortune?

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Born in the USSR

I was considered to have been born in the USSR but in reality I grew up in an entirely different country – independent Ukraine after the 15 Republics of Soviet Union separated in 1991.

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Weekend in Deutschland

Germany is a wonderful country. So many things are right. Everything is clean, ethical, nice, organised, and there are many more superlatives to describe Germany. We went for a weekend, visiting the closest cities to Belgium. The four cities in two days turned out to be Dusseldorf, Koln, Bonn and Monschau. All very different, yet very similar.