Most of the respondents call it Independence Day by mistake. Do Russians take it seriously or is it just a long weekend for them?
The unique “Sweet Dreams” festival of confectionary products started in Yekaterinburg; Guests to the festival can try unusual desserts from different parts of the planet and traditional sweets from various regions of Russia
These days the exposition of "Best of Russia" photo contest takes place in Moscow. Photographs are selected according to several categories: nature, architecture, style, and people/events/life. This year featured a special theme, "Weddings and Funerals"
Why do Russians increasingly turn to the supernatural?
Christmas and New Year’s Eve in Russia are filled wit traditions linked to both Christianity and ancient Slavic beliefs
An ancient Russian dialect has somehow managed to survive in Alaska. Mira Bergelson, professor of linguistics at the Moscow University, traces back its history
Russian scientists take measures to avoid the indigenous language falling off the map: They plan to organize learning seminars for teachers of national languages
Russian linguists who have returned from an expedition to Alaska have brought audio and video recordings of a rare dialect of Russian that has survived for about 100 years in almost total isolation from mainstream Russian
As a middle-class Muscovite in the UK, I find it difficult to escape the notion that I’m on a mission: to prove I’m not an oligarch, hitman or benefit scrounger
Russian Buddhists are preparing to celebrate the Buddha's birthday: the day of his enlightenment and passing into Nirvana. At the Datsan Gunzechoinei in St. Petersburg, three days of prayers will be held beginning on May 25
Study Russian language through a visual dictionary created by RBTH's cartoonist Natalia Mikhaylenko. In this edition: Wedding Celebrations
RBTH presents a brief history of the Russian religious movement of the Old Believers, which appeared in the 17th century as an attempt to protest against the Orthodox Church's reform
Justice Minister Alexander Konovalov believes the stunt carried out by the feminist punk group Pussy Riot in the Cathedral of Christ the Savior is an indication of a moral decline in society
For Orthodox Christians, Lent lasts from March 18 until May 5 this year. During this time, many believers observe special dietary restrictions. For some it is a trial, for some, a time of increased spirituality
Russians have been losing interest in the supernatural over the years, sociological studies indicate
On Feb. 14, Moscow parks will offer themed activities and restaurants will feature special menus
In the southernmost continent on Earth, people get married, run marathons… and bless penguins
Behind the surrealist gesture of Gerard Depardieu — the first Frenchman of world renown to ever take Russian citizenship — there is a good deal more sense (and absurdity) than would appear at first glance
John Freedman, an American theater critic, playwright, and columnist for The Moscow Times, has lived and worked in Moscow for 24 years. Freedman spoke to Rossiyskaya Gazeta about his reasons for remaining in Russia
More than 82,000 people have taken a dip in icy water in Moscow to celebrate Epiphany, a representative of the city police department told Interfax