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January 30, 2014
7 Things We're Loving About the Sochi Olympics
7 Things We're Loving About the Sochi Olympics

It’s now just 7 days until the start of the Sochi Olympics and here at Russian Life we are getting pretty excited. Sure, it’s our thing to get excited about all things Russian. But it’s more than that. Here are 7 reasons we’re particularly amped.

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Tags: sports, olympics, sochi
Rating: Zero stars
January 28, 2014
7 Myths About Russian Cuisine
7 Myths About Russian Cuisine

There are many myths surrounding Russian food. Darra Goldstein, author of the cookbook, A Taste of Russia, addresses seven common ones.

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Tags: cuisine, culture, food, myths
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January 21, 2014
9 Myths About Travel to Russia
9 Myths About Travel to Russia

Is Russia a dangerous, expensive, complicated place to travel to? Is it full of mafia, alcoholics, communists and poverty? Sounds like it's time to debunk some myths about travel to modern Russia.

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Tags: travel, safety, myths
Rating: 5.0 stars
January 16, 2014
The One and Only Chapayev
The One and Only Chapayev

When battling the White Army in 1919, Vasily Ivanovich Chapayev had no idea he would one day become the hero of one of Soviet film's greatest works.

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Tags: 1934, russia, civil war, russian civil war, film, movies, boris babochkin, stalin, chapaev
Rating: Zero stars
January 10, 2014
Why Don't Russians Smile?
Why Don't Russians Smile?

It is a common trope that Russians never smile. Which of course is interpreted to mean they are unfriendly, gloomy, sullen – positively Dostoyevskian. This, of course, is a complete misreading of body language and cultural norms.

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Tags: culture, language, communication, humor
Rating: 4.5 stars