All About Kokoshnik Supertition You Should Know

Kokoshnik is a Russian traditional headdress worn by women. It is shaped like a crown, with many embroidery and jewel. Mostly, kokoshnik has a semicircular shape. The half-crescent shaped headpiece was a favorite among women throughout Russian history. It was especially popular among wealthy people. Kokoshnik comes in all size and shape. And there is […]

5 Kinds of Kokoshnik Arts

Have you ever attend an art performance and see the famous Russian traditional floating dance? You enjoy how these graceful dancers can glide as if their feet are above the ground. You wonder about how they do it. But most importantly, you wonder what these dancers are wearing above their head. Congratulations, because you just […]

10 Funny Russian Idioms Will Make You Laugh Out Loud

Learning the Russian language doesn’t have to be stressful all the time. If Russian grammatical rules stressed you out, it’s time to take a break and have fun. But it doesn’t mean stopping altogether from your Russian learning. You merely shift, and it’s time to learn the fun part of Russian Language. One of the […]

All About Slavic Religion; An Orthodox Beliefs in Russia

What are the Slavic religions? Before moving further let’s talk about Slavic first. Slavic is an adjective to describe anything related to the Slavs. Whether it is Slavic countries, Slavic people, and Slavic language. Slavs itself is a group of people residing in the middle to the east European. They have distinct language, culture, and […]

Myths and Facts About Melnitsa; A Russian Folk Rock Music

Music scene in Russia is quite diverse. You might want to explore it for some reasons. For example, learning Russian is more fun by music and lyrics than other conventional method. Or you’re simply a music lover and want to change your music atmosphere a bit. You can be glad, because regardless of your taste, […]

7 Things You Should Not Do When You Are in Banya Russia

For those of you who are planning to travel to Russia, it’s a good idea to include Banya among your itinerary. Banya, the Russian version of sauna, is the steam bath where many people in Russia love to go. It’s a way to relax your body, detoxifies your body out of illness and toxins, and […]

7 Differences Between Russian Banya and Sauna

Like its neighbors on Scandinavia, Russia also has its own sauna tradition. Well, during extremely cold months, warming yourself at with a steam bath does sound like a good idea. Knowing how harsh winter in Russia is, no wonder steam bath is one of their popular pastimes. Steam bath in Russia is called banya. It’s […]

9 Exclamations In Russia: How To Impress Locals

There are so many ways you can impress a local. Here we are speaking specifically about Russian people. What are the things that impress Russian people specifically? Universal things such as kindness and generosity will work well. However, we can also try to impress them by showing mastery in the Russian language. It shows that […]

10 Famous Russian Movie Characters Are Not Played By Russian Actors

In Hollywood movies, many would think that Russian characters are almost always referred as “the bad guy”. It’s partly true, many Russian actors who made it in Hollywood take specialized roles as one of these bad guys. But the truth is, not all of them are antagonists. Although rare, there are some Russian characters that […]

History Lesson In Volgograd: The Hero City Of Russia’s Panorama Museum

The southern city of Russia Volgograd is one of the important cities in Russian History. Before the fall of the Soviet Union, the city was called Stalingrad. Yes, Volgograd is the location of one of the most famous battles in World War II, the Battle of Stalingrad. Known also as one of the bloodiest even […]