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1. Cartoons, reality TV, and other art forms

Masha and the Bear tops the charts, Ramzan Kadyrov picks Chechnya's next top admin, and the arts in general are a big bowl of kasha. 

Tags: Russia, Putin, Masha and the Bear, Kadyrov, arts, culture, spy
By Alice E.M. Underwood
2. Giving thanks: Russian beauty, culture, and cats

We thank our readers for another year of living, loving, and learning about Russian life. With some extra pictures and cultural exploration to keep you grateful.

Tags: russia, culture, setomaa, cats, soccer
By Alice E.M. Underwood
3. 13 Crazes Proving Putinmania Is Here to Stay

Join with us in a celebration of 13 inspired displays of Putinalia (not as nasty as it sounds) that Russia has gifted to the world.

    Tags: Putin, politics, culture, humor
    By Alice E.M. Underwood
    4. 7 Myths About Russian Cuisine

    There are many myths surrounding Russian food. Darra Goldstein, author of the cookbook, A Taste of Russia, addresses seven common ones.

    Tags: cuisine, culture, food, myths
    By Darra Goldstein
    5. Why Don't Russians Smile?

    It is a common trope that Russians never smile. Which of course is interpreted to mean they are unfriendly, gloomy, sullen – positively Dostoyevskian. This, of course, is a complete misreading of body language and cultural norms.

    Tags: culture, language, communication, humor
    6. Patriotism: A USSR Story

    Being patriotic in the Soviet Union was a duty, a challenge, and a potential pitfall, all rolled into one. The story of one Soviet singer, Joseph Kobzon, shows how one cultural idol walked that dangerous line.

    Tags: russia, russian music, patriotism, ussr, soviet union, kobzon, politics, music, culture, lenin, brezhnev
    By Eugenia Sokolskaya
    7. A Taste of Russia

    The definitive modern cookbook on Russian cuisine has been totally updated and redesigned in a 30th Anniversary Edition. Layering superbly researched recipes with informative essays on the dishes' rich historical and cultural context, A Taste of Russia includes over 200 recipes on everything from borshch to blini, from Salmon Coulibiac to Beef Stew with Rum, from Marinated Mushrooms to Walnut-honey Filled Pies. A Taste of Russia shows off the best that Russian cooking has to offer. Full of great quotes from Russian literature about Russian food and designed in a convenient wide format that stays open during use.

    Tags: cuisine, food, russian cuisine, culture
    8. 6 Things Russian Babushkas Disapprove Of

    What comes to mind when you think of a Russian national icon? Vodka, matryoshkas, bears? Fyodor Dostoyevsky? Alla Pugacheva? Cheburashka? Surprisingly few people, including Russians themselves, mention babushkas, the omnipresent grandmothers in head scarves.  Yet their influence is huge. Red Square huge. Katyusha rocket huge. So it pays to know how to please them...

    Tags: babushkas, culture, étiquette
    By Yelena McManaman
    9. Obama's Speech in Moscow

    President Obama gave a nice tribute to Russian culture in his speech to Moscow college students.

    Tags: culture, space, obama
    By Paul E. Richardson
    10. Ded Moroz

    Ded Moroz; Grandfather Frost; is the Russian counterpart to the Western Santa Claus and other Gift Givers worldwide. He and his assistant, Snegurochka, continue to delight children and adults alike. In 2000, Santa Claus traveled to Russia to meet Ded Moroz for the first time!

    Tags: Christmas, culture
    By Linda DeLaine

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