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1. A Doughy but Cozy Plyushka

This Russian sweet pastry has turned heads since ancient times. Because it's still delicious.

Tags: recipe, food, holidays, pagan, russian cuisine, dessert
2. A Glutton's New Year Feast

The pirog is quite capable of holding the flag as the most important dish in Russian cuisine. It is a filling, generous, and hearty meal, containing all the major food groups (vegetables, animal protein, grains, and bread) rolled up in one.

Tags: holidays, new year's eve, cooking, pirogi
3. Cheap Toads

In Russian, neither a Scrooge nor a Plyushkin be!

Tags: gifts, holidays, customs
4. Nice Teeth, Gift Horse

A holiday survey detailed Russians' preference for gift-receiving.

Tags: holidays, gifts, New Year, study
5. Snow Fright

A granddaughter of Father Christmas who is blonde, slim, and very kind? This year’s Snow Maiden doesn’t seem to fit the bill.

Tags: alexander ostrovsky, ded moroz, father frost, christmas, pagan, New Year, holidays, snegurochka, snow maiden
6. Magic in St. Petersburg

King's Cross station has nothing on the city of St. Petersburg, which is now complete with its own Platform 9 3/4, too. 

Tags: Books, magic, holidays, train, st. petersburg, harry potter
7. How to Pick a Christmas Tree Like a Russian

A Russian tree retailer lends some tips on how to land the perfect spruce you've been pining for. 

Tags: trees, Christmas, new year's eve, New Year, holidays, holiday
8. A Perfect Holiday Centerpiece

It’s that time of the year again, when afternoons are short, the colors are subdued, and the appetite for rich spicy foods is at its highest. What a perfect occasion to cook a hearty Central Asia pilaf with mutton, lots of cumin, and (if you can find them) barberries (also known as berberis or “northern lemon”).

Tags: holidays, cuisine, caucasus, plov
9. Calling Everyone Whose Russian Pronunciation Stinks

Join Russian Pronunciation Week!

Tags: language, russian language, holidays, pronunciation, learning, teaching
10. Shashlik Responsibly

Grilled meat on a stick and fire safety have never been good friends, but Russian officials are trying to change that relationship. 

Tags: nature, holidays, fires, fire, safety, grilled meat

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