A review of Sergei Bodrov's film, "A Prisoner of the Caucasus," starring Oleg Menshikov.
Through the Civil War, the cavalry played a vital role in both Russian and Soviet history, distinguishing itself by acts of courage and cruelty. But, in recent times, the cavalry has been best known for its cinematic exploits, in the people and horses of the 11th Cavalry Regiment. This unique outfit has graced Soviet and Russian films with historical color and realism.
In the world of Russian rock, as in so many spheres of post-Soviet culture, the prevailing trend is to mimic things Western, or American. Yet one musical group, Lyube, has been bucking this trend since the early days of perestroika. With a style rooted in Russian folk traditions, Lyube strives for a uniquely Russian sound, one heavily infused with military themes. And the formula is working.
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The latest from the travel front.
All the news that fits from all across Russia.
The language of winter and bad weather.
A biography of Alexander Chzhevsky (1897-1963), a biophysicist who was founder of the Russian sciences of helio-biology and aero-physics, and who suffered greatly for his passion for science.
Rassolnik is the most Russian of all national soups. The secret is its stock--rassol-- or pickle juice...
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