You can't even "" imagine how many varieties of kvass you have invented. Sweet, sour, mint, with raisins, apple, pear, honey, pepper, horseradish, thick kvass, soldier's kvass … True, they had at least ten centuries for this
Today, the criterion for a woman's attractiveness is slimness, fit, sportiness. But in old Russia, beauty was assessed in terms of the endurance and ability of a woman to bear healthy offspring. A man, admiring a woman's body, first of all paid attention to the belly
A kiss has always meant recognition, an expression of friendliness, love. In Russia, even men kissed. At the same time, people did not feel any embarrassment. The kiss had a special meaning. It was an ancient tradition going back centuries
Today, the abundance of various works on the shelves of bookstores is amazing. New items are constantly being released, the authors never cease to delight readers with their creativity. And against this background, many excellent books were undeservedly forgotten. The works presented in our today's review seem to be lost among the many bright covers of modern editions
In the modern world, the bulk of Russian folklore has sunk into oblivion, having remained for the most part only in books, films and scripts for the now popular thematic festivities. But there is also what remains in our life to this day. For example, fairy tales, lullabies, proverbs and sayings
Usually, when people are called brothers, they mean blood relationship. Of course, we are not talking about gangster "brothers". But in Russia there were other options, that is, not only kinship by blood, but also many other fraternal bonds, no less strong
Almost everyone in our country dreams of living in their own home. But, despite the large territories, "one-story Russia" did not appear in our country
After the first year of his life in Russia, he realized that he wanted to stay here forever
Many inhabitants of the central zone or southern regions of Russia imagine the North as some kind of endless snowy expanses, where only Chukchi roaming on deer live. In fact, this region is colorful and multifaceted. As well as about 40 peoples and ethnic groups inhabiting it. All of them have their own customs, traditions, rituals, as well as a kind of northern cuisine
They win international computer science Olympiads, work for IT companies around the world, and create popular games and applications. How did Russia become one of the main conveyors for the production of the world's best programmers?
When the words "Russian peasant" are pronounced, the majority of compatriots have before their eyes a powerful man with a beard and a hat, with a tired expression on his face, modestly dressed and shod in sandals with onuchi. The last couple will be discussed today. How exactly and where did the bast shoes come from in Russia, and most importantly, how many of them did the Russian peasant need for the season?
Konstantin Chaikin is an independent Russian watchmaker with dozens of inventions. His works have long gained worldwide recognition: over the course of four years
"Rolling head over heels" is a familiar expression, but what is head over heels? But Russian children have adored this toy for many centuries. There were others that are also worth remembering
The history of Soviet cinema has many outstanding films that are still being watched today. Among them are the well-known "The Dawns Here Are Quiet", "Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears", "The Cranes Are Flying". We watch and love these and other films, but part of this film heritage was also recognized by foreign experts and no less than us, fell in love with the foreign public
Ambassadors from other countries invited to the feast found themselves in an atmosphere, to put it mildly, exotic for them. And tradition, and the variety of cuisine they were sometimes put into a stupor. The fact that the taste preferences of representatives of different peoples differ, led to a reluctance to try some Russian dishes
Fire, didn't it change the whole history and the entire way of life of mankind? To command fire is the lot of gods and people. But people only partially dominate the fire, quickly turning from its masters into victims. That is why absolute power over fire for people is associated with the intervention and assistance of the gods. Fire worship of the Slavs has its own, different from other peoples, rituals and images
Abroad, Russia is represented as a huge country with bears, vodka and endless winter. Scriptwriters of Hollywood blockbusters to this day use uncomplicated images from the era of the USSR. Russians are portrayed as surly gangsters or impenetrable KGB / FSB agents who avoid expressions of feelings and are prone to drinking
How to survive in the taiga? The family of Old Believers who fled from Soviet power learned this science the hard way. After half a century of hardship, they became famous all over the world
The last day of the ancient city was the first in Karl Bryullov's career. The artist made Europe applaud the Russian painting genius
A man without arms and legs … Many immediately imagine the motivational speaker and author of many books, Nick Vuychich. But the most amazing thing is that not so long ago, by historical standards, there lived a man with an equally amazing fate, and with Russian roots
Most of the contemporaries, hearing the word "gusli", will remember only the Novgorod Sadko, or the Wolf from "Well, wait!". But this amazing instrument is older than modern Russia, and went through a difficult and difficult history with it
For many years there has been an opinion that Russian tourists behave abroad like the latter … well, you get the idea. They take out of the hotels everything that is good and bad. They fight with tourists from other countries and, most often, drunk. They behave noisily, not giving a damn about the opinions of others … These are the associations that pop up when the phrase "light tourist"
In modern society, everyone is used to condemnation and ridicule. All sorts of reality and talk shows, news releases and so on are built on this. However, few people focus on good deeds and courageous deeds
Sikorsky's surname has always been in the top ten of the charts of surnames that the Soviet regime hated. After all, this Kiev nugget, having left the Russian Empire, did not follow the example of thousands of other emigrants of the first wave, and instead of sweeping a dusty Berlin cafe or dashingly driving a taxi through the streets of Paris for the rest of the days, he became one of the most successful aircraft designers in the world
We have already raised the topic of why the Russian people with, frankly speaking, specific archetypes live in a country with the largest territory, and at the same time, for centuries, does not concede such a sweet piece of land to enemies. You can see unusual examples of Russian archetypes in our telegram channel, and in this video we will talk about another, no less important factor that influences the way of life and thoughts of a Russian person. It's about a harsh winter and what she taught us
Speech by Doctor of Historical Sciences Yuri Zhukov during the round table of the Club of Left Historians and Social Scientists "The Truth about Nicholas II and His Reign: Facts and Figures"
On July 21, satirist Mikhail Zadornov would have turned 70 years old. For his anniversary, the NTV channel showed a new documentary film "Unexpected Zadornov", which contains unique stories and unknown facts from the artist's personal life
An excerpt from the text of the RSHRYA Sundakov Vitaly Vladimirovich
What was the real level of Russian civilization? This question can best be answered by the military technologies of the past, which are described in the epics about the legendary Defender of the Fatherland Ilya Muromets
Western fortress of the Slavs - Slavenburg
A mysterious and mystical place, which, with someone's light hand, was called "The Valley of Dead Kings", is located next to Abakan. And only recently, the territory dotted with ancient burial mounds has begun to attract increased attention from both professional scientists and amateur researchers
At the beginning of the 20th century, the belt was an integral part of Slavic clothing: everyday, festive, and ritual. A wide variety of patterned belts back in 1920, violence on weekdays and holidays, adults and children, men and women. Women wore a belt at the waist over an apron, or under the chest. Men - high under the chest, on the abdomen or below the abdomen, wrapping it around the waist at least twice
Summer. Heat. Queue for kvass. You finally buy a glass of kvass. You drink it and think, “What a refreshing drink! I still need to buy a glass … No, just a bottle … "Kvass is excellently able to quench your thirst. It tastes good. The main thing is that it is very useful. This drink contains a large amount of vitamins, improves digestion. In general, there is one benefit from kvass
It is difficult to say from what time the manufacture of chiseled wooden dishes began in Russia. Archaeological finds on the territory of Novgorod and on the site of Bulgarian settlements in the Volga region indicate that the lathe was known as early as the 12th century. In Kiev, in the secret places of the tithe church, a chiseled bowl was found during excavations. In the XVI-XVII centuries. installation of the simplest, so-called bow, lathe was available to every ordinary artisan
The history of the Slavs dates back to the middle of the first millennium of our era. And almost immediately they began to be described in medieval chronicles as excellent warriors capable of handling any kind of cold weapon: from a knife to an ax. But the most important thing in the arsenal of the Slavic hero was still a sword, which was not only a means of protection, but also an indicator of status
Even 100 years ago, the peasants divided all living beings into "clean" and "unclean", they could explain why the leaves of the aspen tremble and how to learn to understand the language of herbs with the help of a snake. "Kramola" tells about the Slavic beliefs associated with flora and fauna
I began my study not with runes, but with ancient alphabets of different peoples, but I drew attention to the fact that many
In this article we will try to figure out what is the Slavic calendar? Is the calendar a "Gift of Caleda"? In March 2019, according to the Slavic calendar, the year of the Soaring Eagle awaits us, or rather the summer of 7527. What is this chronology and which calendar is worth believing?
Fathoms … There is some kind of attractive riddle here. Primitive builders with primitive tools, unconsciously, “not understanding the logic of their actions”, built wonderful works of architecture, so much so that we, very educated and competent descendants, equipped with computers, still cannot understand how they did it
The pattern is what we can see. What do you see in the Pattern? You understand that just a cursory glance is enough and it becomes completely clear - this is not just a chaotic set of squiggles and crosses. This is the language, this is the code. How can you read it, understand it?