Russian Culture

Russian culture
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Learning about the Russian culture is an excellent way to improve your Russian and understand Russian-speaking people. Russian culture has a rich history, strong traditions and influential arts, especially when it comes to literature, philosophy, classical music, ballet, architecture, painting, cinema and animation. These resources will help you to learn about many aspects of the Russian cultural heritage and make learning Russian more fun.


Discover Russian traditions, gift ideas, fashion trends, games, jokes, toasts, and everything else that is typical of Russia and its people.

Family and Marriage

These resources will help you understand the family and romantic aspect of Russian culture.

Modern Russia

Learn about the latest trends, innovations, and developments in Russia.

Russian Names

Learn more about Russian first names, patronymics, surnames and naming conventions.

Russian Movies and Music

Russian Holidays

Russian holidays reflect all aspects of Russian history, customs and traditions. Here's a quick list of official public holidays and other Russian festivities.

Cuisine, Food and Recipes

Russia has wonderful and often unique cuisine, recipes, traditions and customs. The following resources include instructions for preparing traditional Russian cuisine, as well as many Russian recipes with a personal flare.

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Meaning: to do, make, finish
Pronunciation: [ZDYEH-laht']
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