While the origin of vodka is highly disputed between Russia and Poland, there’s certainly no
nation more known for their vodka consumption than Russia.
2. Matryoshka dolls
Matryoshka dolls are stackable and nestable dolls resemble a vibrant babushka, or traditional
Russian grandmother. The doll has won the prestigious bronze medal at Paris’ World Fair.
3. Advancement in Space
The Soviet Space Program was the best of its kind in the world. From putting the first man,
Yuri Gagarin, in space; to launching the first satellite, Sputnik; Russian space achievements
are one of the nation’s biggest claims to fame.
Pelmeni are dumplings of Russian cuisine that consist of a filling wrapped in thin, unleavened
dough. Pelmeni have been described as "the heart of Russian cuisine."
A blini is a Russian pancake traditionally made from wheat or buckwheat flour and served
smetana, tvorog, butter, caviar and other garnishes. Blini are among the most popular and
dishes in Russia.
3. Mimosa Salad
Mimosa salad is a festive salad, whose main ingredients are cheese, eggs, canned fish, onion,
and mayonnaise. Mimosa salad got its name because of its resemblance to "mimosa", spring
flowers, scattered on the snow.
Moscow is the capital and largest city of Russia. The city stands on the Moskva River in
Central Russia, with a population estimated at 12.4 million residents within the city limits,
over 17 million residents in the urban area, and over 20 million residents in the metropolitan
2. Saint Petersburg
Many tourists consider St Petersburg to be the most beautiful city not only of Russia but of
all Europe. St Petersburg is not only one of the most beautiful cities in the world, but also a
city with a fascinating history, filled with great victories and hardes misfortunes. Founded by
Peter the great in the 18th century it so resembles old Europe with typical for this time
buildings, tiny streets, and spirit
Kaliningrad ranks first in Russia in terms of the ratio of the number of beauty salons to the
number of residents. Nine-tenths of the world reserves of amber are located in the Kaliningrad
region. The city is situated on the Pregolya River, at the head of the Vistula Lagoon on the
Novosibirsk is almost the only city in Russia having the tradition of pouring water over
people in the streets. Novosibirsk is the fastest growing city in the world to gain amillion
population. The heart of Siberia, the third biggest city in Russia and the first biggest city in
Taganrog is a port city in Rostov Oblast, Russia, on the north shore of the Taganrog Bay in
the Sea of Azov, several kilometers west of the mouth of the Don River. As of the 2010 Census,
itspopulation was 257,681; the latest official estimate was 248,664.
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