Category - People

Polish

All surnames have stories about their origin. Those stories are keys to one’s identity, encrypted with specific features related to family history, social rank, ethnicity etc. Consequently, the way they are formed is not random.  Since the...

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Russia

Russia has produced many famous people throughout the long history of its existence. Russians have had a great influence (and impact) on the way the global culture and economy evolved. In this article I would like to talk to you about the most...

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Montenegrin people

Delicious food, breath-taking Adriatic coast, hospitality and leisurely lifestyle – those are the things that best describe the smallest Balkan country with a total population of around 600,000. As a truly wonderful place, Montenegro is mostly...

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Czech people

If you look up the Czech Republic, you will find out that it’s a country in Europe that has been in existence since 1989, but the truth is, the country and especially the Czech people have a long history that dates way back before its independence...

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Slovenians

When someone says Slovenia, people usually think about a small mountainous European country in the northern part of the Balkan peninsula. More than ½ of its territory is covered in forests and greenery [1]. Slovenia stands at the crossroads of...

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Slavic women's and men's names

Every culture has its names. They do not occur by accident. The main values in a society, determine the nomenclature of its members. By getting to know the etymology of the most popular names inside of a group, we always get to know more about the...

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Classical music

Russian culture is one of the main suppliers to the global art treasure. The famous Russian composers enriched the world we live in, with glorious melodies that remain a key lesson for those interested in classical music.  In the following...

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Russian ballerina

Russia is known for producing world-class ballet dancers and has a long and impressive history of ballet dating back to its first ballet company – the Imperial School of Ballet in St. Petersburg formed in the 1740s. Putting together a list of...

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Drakonaria

Slavic myths and folklore have been sources of inspiration for many artists around the world and within the Slavic countries. Ancient Slavs believed in many gods and goddesses but also revered a wide array of supernatural beings that, according to...

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