Category - Culture

russian prison tattoos

After the fall of the Soviet Union, the life of the vory v zakone (or thieves in law, members of Russian organized crime) has become a subject of great interest. From life in prison to the stories of individuals, this almost secretive organization...

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Chamomile Russia

Nature’s beauties have always surrounded and inspired people. That is why national symbols often depict animals, mountains, rivers, plants, or flowers.  As elsewhere in the world, Slavs have their own popular flowers, which are often on their...

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Clementinum Library Prague

The complex was founded by a group of priests and scholars (famously called the Jesuits) in the 16th century [1].  It contains a baroque library, which in the past was a part of the school complex, but it, later on, merged with the Charles...

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Maslenitsa – Slavic Carnival

Maslenitsa or Pancake week is a Slavic religious and folk holiday which has its origins in both pagan and Christian traditions. In Slavic mythology, Maslenitsa is a welcoming of spring or the celebration of winters end. Originally, the pagan...

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