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1. (Don't!) Touch for Good Luck

Urban legends and superstitions made some sculptures in Moscow and St. Petersburg too famous for their own good, and some culture officials have had enough.

Tags: history, culture, art, st. petersburg, tourism
2. American Folk Dance? Ukrainians Can Swing It.

Swing dance talent and passion is surprisingly strong in Eastern Europe.

Tags: lithuania, st. petersburg, culture, cultural exchange, Ukraine, dance
3. Bite Marks

Is Russia somehow different from other nations, or is it just like any other?

Tags: culture, history
4. Sviyazhsk

A fortress town built half a millennium ago by Ivan the Terrible (to conquer Kazan) is enjoying a new life as a cultural tourism destination.

Tags: kazan, tatar, tourism, culture, sviyazhsk
5. 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
6. 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
7. 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
    8. 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
    9. 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
    10. 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

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