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Spartak, survival and success: the story of Nikolai Starostin

For most people the name Spartacus remind them of the Roman gladiator who led a slave uprising against the Roman Empire more than 2,000 years ago. 2,389 more words

Story

Sunday...So Off To Church

Cathedral of the Icon of Our Lady of Kazan

Zelenogorsk, Russia

Dramatic, ornate yet somehow understated simplicity and impressively tall.

But step inside and you get the real surprise… 13 more words

Everyday Life

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Shadow of russian soldiers marching in the Red Square, Moscow

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Imprensa

How Andrei Kanchelskis tore down the Iron Curtain

This feature is part of The Tsars of Football series

Andrei Kanchelskis has never been afraid to take on a challenge in his career in football, and he has had a fair few of those. 3,056 more words

Story

Rainbow May Day: LGBT, Neo-nazis, and Stalin

This is a post on May Day 2016 in Saint Petersburg, Russia – for the pictures, please scroll to the end!

International Workers Solidarity day has a long history in Russia – it has been a national holiday since the October Revolution and during Soviet times all workers were required to present for their local May Day parade. 1,482 more words

Non-fiction

Sore Russian officials bash Ukraine Eurovision win

FRANCE24.COM REPORTS – Russian lawmakers on Sunday lashed out at arch-rival Ukraine’s “political” victory in the Eurovision song contest, as one pro-Kremlin paper insisted Moscow’s entrant was robbed. 334 more words

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