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Russia boasts the worlds largest forest - the Siberian taiga, the worlds deepest lake Baikal, and the largest Orthodox cathedral - Christ the Savior Cathedral in Moscow. And how about the most astounding records of the Russian people?


On April 22, 1908, famous Russian writer and paleontologist Ivan Yefremov, the author of the Andromeda Nebula and other popular sci-fi books, was born. Interestingly enough, the classic of Russian science fiction contributed not less into science than into literature.


Andrei Tarkovsky Jr, the head of the Tarkovsky International Institute is working on a documentary about his father. He told about it at the Tarkovsky Festival now running in Buenos Aires.


On March 11, 2018, Mexico unveiled a monument to Yuri Knorozov, who deciphered the Mayan writing. His student told about the great Soviet scientist and the riddle, over which the linguists racked their brains for more than a century.


The Krasnoufimsk Museum of Local Lore is collecting materials related to the life of Yevsey Yakimov, a self-taught artist born without hands and feet.


Dmitry Bykov says: I never set myself the task of influencing the opinion of the Russians. I set myself the task of reminding people that there are absolute values, and then let them think for themselves.


According to the ranking, the richest citizen of Russia is the major shareholder of Severstal Aleksei Mordashov, during the six months he has lost 1.11 billion dollars, his total wealth amounts to 15.8 billion. His ranking place is 58.


Nikita Mikhalkov has become the first film director awarded this prize.


The demand for working specialties in Russia is growing along with competition among the applicants. The highest paid non-office professions are hairdressers, drivers and welders.


Let's talk about the personality of the founder of the world famous Tretyakov Gallery, the legendary Moscow philanthropist Pavel Tretyakov, for whom art was something more than just collecting.


The exposition Features of My Beautiful Friends displayed about twenty portraits of Mikhail Baryshnikov, Alisa Freindlikh, Vladimir Malakhov, Sergei Yursky, and others.


In January the overall fortune of Russian billionaires grew by 7.9 billion dollars.


December 29, 2016 marked the 30th anniversary since the death of the great Soviet film director Andrei Tarkovsky.


Those traits that Fyodor Dostoevsky attributed to the specifics of Russian mentality (all-inclusiveness, openness to the others, and emotional impressionability), were assumed by Dmitry Likhachov as inherent in European culture in general.


The official spokesman for the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova was added to the list of the most inspiring and influential women in the world annually compiled by BBC.


The resident of Krasnogorsk who made a mini-resort on the roof of one of high-rise buildings became a hero of social networks after the photos of the swimming pool, deck chairs and trees in tubs were published in the Krasnogorsk Online community at VKontakte.


Yekaterinburg railroad court found the 46-year-old Ekaterina Vologzhennova guilty of hatred and feud incitement.


The British tabloids The Daily Mail and The Sun on Sunday stated that a Russian citizen was involved in the publication of intimate pictures of Hollywood stars stolen from the cloud file storage service iCloud.


The fact that Usmanov quitted as general director of Gazprom Investholding (a subsidiary of Gazprom), was announced today by the company itself.


This article is dedicated to Russian athletes who gained Olympic medals at the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi 2014. We present you a full list of Russian medalists with photos, short descriptions and links to our news and articles.


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