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There are 25 item(s) tagged with the keyword "village".

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11. My First Ivan Kupala

Ivan Kupala is a traditional Slavic celebration of the summer solstice, with many pagan and deeply symbolic rituals. How are these ancient customs celebrated and recreated today in modern Russia? 

Tags: culture, maslenitsa, summer, traditions, folklore, fire, dance, village life, village, celebrations, spirituality, paganism
12. The Post Office

The only things in the village more important than the post office are the store that carries bread and the walk-in clinic. But when you come right down to it, the post office really is the bigger deal.

Tags: village, rural life, post office
13. Life is Just a Bowl of... Raspberries?

When you are deep in the woods, enjoying a day of raspberry picking with friends, anything is possible.

Tags: summer, dacha, village
14. New Trams, Old Memes, and New Monuments for Old Villages

This week's Odder News features monuments for dead villages, ancient memes, and a mirror for Putin.

Tags: putin, Moscow, film, Internet, monuments, environment, transport, lgbt, village, Siberia
15. Grandpa Cuckoo

What do you do with a thief and miscreant who just won’t stop thieving? Why, send him off to St. Petersburg of course.

Tags: rural, village
16. Folklore Far Afield

Life and folklore in the remote Russian Far North

Tags: North, village life, village, folklore, folkart
17. Lyonushka and Ruble Bill

How do you win over the village beauty who has a thing for animals? Kolya is determined to find out.

Tags: love, animals, village
18. September/October 2019

Mysteries of the Altai * History of Russian Scouting * A Private Farmer * Lyonushka and Ruble Bill * Mushrooms * The Language of Fall and Trees * Yeltsin's Notorious Bridge Incident * Ivan the Terrible's Second Wife

Tags: village, scouts, altai, yeltsin
19. Nikolayev's Birthday

It was Nikolayev’s birthday, which in ordinary years would always start bright and early... but this was no ordinary year...

Tags: celebrations, birthday, village
20. Someone Else's Granny

Even when you do a good deed, you need to pay attention, or you may chart a new road to humility.

Tags: babushkas, village, church, rural

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