Category - Culture

contemporary russian artists

This is a short introduction to modern Russian artists in the genre of realism showcasing their work accompanied by a short biography of the artist. Aleksandr Yurievich Averyanov Aleksandr Yurievich Averyanov is an artist famous for painting Russian...

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Macedonian Wedding

The Gali?nik Wedding is held in the Gali?nik village near the town of Debar, Macedonia. Every year on the holiday Feast of Saint Peter one couple has the privilege to get married in the oldest Macedonian wedding tradition in front of the eyes of a...

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Rodnovery

During the time of their rise as a nation, Slavs were pagans called rodnovery. This word is a compound of “rodnoy”, which means “native”, and “vera”, which means “faith”. This was a polytheist religion that prevailed among the majority of Slavic...

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Slavic Pagan Shrines

Despite the changes in the society, Slavs are very attached to their culture. This is one of the reasons that explain why many people today turn to their roots and develop an interest for ancient Slavic traditions. Some of them even go as far as to...

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Slavic festivals

As a nation, Slavs are many things, but boring is not one of them. They are renowned for their hospitality and good spirit. Love of festivities is another thing that can easily describe this nation. This is why the number of festivals they celebrate...

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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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Eastern European temple rings

Costumes of Slavic women from 8th to 15th centuries were inspired by the astonishingly beautiful culture of the Byzantine Empire. One of the things borrowed by the Slavs from Byzantium culture were temple rings. Slavic tribes integrated this...

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Kupala Night

Kupala Night is a Slavic celebration of ancient pagan origin marking the end of the summer solstice and the beginning of the harvest (midsummer). In the western Ukrainian Lemko region and Prešov region it was called Sobitka. In Christian times, the...

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