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Russian Shrovetide, Brits in Moscow, and a secret solution for Russian-American relations A Siberian house, a stained-glass window in the metro, and Sochi souvenirs

Moscow's mayor in a selfie, the runaway Ukrainian president, and RBTH behind-the-scenes

Every person in the RBTH team has his/her own view of the Russian reality. We glance through it, scrutinize, feast our eyes upon it. Noisy cities, abandoned villages, cozy cafes, industrial ghettos, trendy spots and chubby cats...
By Philipp Kontsarenko, RBTH
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Shura Gorbatenko

Monday. The long winter has ended in Russia and the time for Maslenitsa, or Shrovetide, has arrived. While the main part of this holiday will take place this weekend, you’ll be able to see how Muscovites ate pancakes this week right here.

Philipp Kontsarenko

Philipp Kontsarenko

Tuesday. Moscow mayor Sergey Sobyanin (right) with a journalist trying to make happy ‘selfie’ in the underground. Check out our gallery to understand other famous English expressions like ‘Facepalm’, or ‘No smoking’ in a new way.

Olga Ivanova

Olga Ivanova

Wednesday. This is a secret photo: behind-the-scenes image from a new video being produced by the RBTH team right now. It’s not ready yet, but if you want to watch something anyway, you'd better decide on this video of cute little cats.

Yana Matokch

Yana Matokch

ThursdaySochi in the evening, after the end of the Olympics. Russia is awaiting the Paralympic Games which start on March 7.

Isaeva Ksenia

Isaeva Ksenia

Friday. RBTH employees watching a video of the runaway Ukrainian president

Viktor Yanukovich. What’s happening in Ukraine right nowFind out everything you

need to know about the situation in Ukraine right here. 

Ekaterina Chipurenko

Ekaterina Chipurenko

Saturday. A lot of Russians believe that there are three capitals in Russia - Moscow, Ryazan (one of the 30 largests cities in Russia, 200 kilometers from Moscow), and Lukhovitsy (a city in the Moscow region). And not far from Lukhovitsy is the city of Kolomna (seen in the photograph), which has long been hailed for its local sweet, pastila.

Aleksandra Guzeva

Aleksandra Guzeva

Sunday. Moscow artist Arseny Vlasov’s exhibition. There’s always something interesting... or scandalous happening in Moscow. If you’re looking for something exciting in London, check out our site 'The Kompass', the most complete guide to the UK-Russia Year of Culture in the UK.

February 28, 2014
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