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In this week's Odder News, enormous pumpkins, LARPing in honor of Alexander Nevsky, and horses in cars.
The legend of Russia's heroic defender passed into Stalinist myth with some help from one of the 20th century's most famous filmmakers.
“The Birthplace of Russia” might be a little off the beaten path, but it houses plenty of surprises for the enthusiastic history buff.
Russian history is interesting. Not always beautiful, not always glorious, but almost always... interesting.
In which we share some of Russia's big monuments (and moments) – from ice battles to DNA in stone and steel.
Who is Russia's greatest hero? According to Russians, it's Alexander Nevsky, a military commander and ruler from the thirteenth century. And what did Alexander do that made him worthy of that honor? He took part in Russians' favorite historical activity: repelling German invaders.
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