One of the first things that gets in your mind while thinking of Russia is bears. But why does it happen every time? The main reason is that Russians themselves made that kind of reputation. How the other countries can get such information? Only from...Read More
February 11, 2018 9:41:57 AM MST
February 3, 2017 2:36:12 PM MST
Russian can be a very complex language. However, many parents are very interested in helping their children learn the Russian language. Why? First of all, the Russian culture is very interesting and rich, and those who can speak the language will be ...Read More
September 27, 2016 12:32:57 PM MST
Fans and fanatics of amber! Take a look at some very unique amber objects!
(Not including amber jewelry or common carved amber art objects such as amber statuettes)
1. Amber Dice
Not too practical, considering amber's ability to scratch or break easily ...Read More
September 27, 2016 11:33:44 AM MST
1. The Nesting Doll
The nesting doll is perfect for any mom. Really! They are so much fun no matter what age you are, and get this -nesting dolls (nested dolls, Russian dolls, matryoshka dolls, babushka dolls) are the epitome of mothers – matryoshka a...Read More
September 27, 2016 10:41:21 AM MST
For some people, "Russia" is synonymous with "vodka," so here is a quick post about it.
Vodka can be distilled from virtually any ferment-able ingredients… potatoes, corn, and wheat are among the top three used for making delicious vodka.
September 20, 2016 10:03:24 AM MST
This post highlights some of our most popular, fun, interesting, and unique shares that took place on The Russian Store’s Facebook page. Now you can see some of the greatest Russian things all in one little post, instead of scrolling through years of...Read More
September 14, 2016 10:15:20 AM MST
What is it again? The Russian folk instrument known for its triangular shape. It generally has three strings and comes in prima (most common), secunda, alto, bass, contrabass, and piccolo (rare). It ranges in size from small (about 23 inches) to real...Read More
September 13, 2016 9:47:45 AM MST
Russian Folk Dancing
The Russian squat dance… aka the "kazachok" or "Kozachok dance," "Cossack dance," "Gopak dance," "Hopak dance," and that "dance where you kick your feet out while your arms are crossed," is not only fun, but interesting and a grea...Read More
September 9, 2016 11:15:38 AM MST
A Lil’ Nesting Doll Poem
There once was a Russian nesting doll.
She was 4 inches wide and 9 inches tall.
She was made by hand of linden wood,
and then painted on – really, really good.
Red roses decorated her shawl,
and bright, happy colors covered her all...
September 8, 2016 2:26:41 PM MST
Everyone loves a good joke, and the "in Soviet Russia" jokes are adaptable to just about anything, making them popular and fun.
But where did this Russian style joke come from?
Yakov Naumovich Pokhis, a.k.a. Yakov "Soviet Russia" Smirnoff is the comedi...Read More
September 7, 2016 11:42:51 AM MST
The First Man in Space
April 12, 2011 marks a historic event for humanity. 50 years ago, the former Soviet Union sent the first human being beyond the Earth’s atmosphere into space. After the fall of Nazi Germany and the end of WWII, the United States...Read More
August 29, 2016 11:58:54 AM MST
Amber has a humble roots – literally! It comes from an organic source: trees! This is why you may have heard the term "organic gemstone" thrown around when discussing amber. (However unlike other things that have an organic label, we’re not going t...Read More
August 26, 2016 12:46:32 PM MST
No, not amber... a very rare colored diamond!
When you think of diamonds, what part of the world do you think about? Alaska? Canada? Africa?
Well, from approximately 1969 until 1999, Australia was the world leader in terms of amount of diamonds being m...Read More
August 26, 2016 9:17:29 AM MST
Dress up as a Russian Nesting Doll!
Check out these look-alike Russian dolls! Great ideas for your very own nesting doll Halloween costume or matryoshka themed party.
I adore the over-pronounced eyes seen on the picture to the left. Big eyes is a must ...Read More
August 22, 2016 12:40:40 PM MST
Yay! Russia will host thier first Winter Olympics (and Paralympics) in 2014 in beautiful Sochi, located in Krasnodar Krai and nestled next to the Black Sea. This resort town olympic site will be divided into two major areas: the coastal cluster and t...Read More
August 8, 2016 11:56:07 AM MST
If you are planning a visit to Moscow (with your children), there are quite a few opportunities both for you and for your children. And Moscow Zoo is one of them.
The Moscow Zoological garden was founded by the All-Russia Emperor Society for Acclimati...Read More
August 5, 2016 1:43:07 PM MST
On Russia being the biggest country in the world:
- Russia is so big, it spans 9 time zones. (reduced from 12)
- There are 80 nightclubs in Moscow alone.
- Vodka accounts for 10% of the government’s income.
- Russia has 12 seas!
- Russia covers 1/7th of the total l...
August 4, 2016 9:59:10 AM MST
Nesting Dolls Just Want You to Open Up
Nesting Dolls always want to share their feelings, and talk, and sometimes that causes relationship problems when they’re with other dolls.
Tell me about your Matryoshka
Nesting Dolls occasionally need some psy...Read More
July 27, 2016 3:29:18 PM MST
When someone says "Russian Dolls" do you automatically think of nesting dolls? Well, there are more Russian dolls out there that don’t nest, stack, or come apart at the middle.
Take a look at these Russian porcelain dolls. They are...Read More