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Kosovorotka - Russian shirt
Kosovorotka - Russian shirt
Kosovorotka is considered a true, native Russian clothing. Since we offer different versions of Russian shirt, it is good time to go a little deeper into a history. continue...

Russian shawls
Russian shawls
Talking about Russian traditional clothing, we should not forget about bright wool Russian shawls. Wool shawls with floral and ornamental designs are considered one of the symbols of Russia and one of the best souvenirs. continue...

Russian tiara Kokoshnik
Russian tiara Kokoshnik
Kokoshnik belongs to these words that can be undoubtfully identified as Russian ones. Kokoshnik forebears were known in early 10th century. The word origin comes from the architectural arches called “kokosh” and can be seen on the ancient churches. continue...

Kryzhachok: Belarus folk dance
Kryzhachok: Belarus folk dance
Kryzhachok is a popular Belarus folk dance. This funny name comes from Belorussian word for wild-goose - kryzhak, as the dance imitates birds movements. The folk dance had also other names such as Kryzhik, Pauluchok, Antoshka which depended on the song. continue...

Russian folk songs
Russian folk songs
Russian folk songs date back to the time, when the first tribes settled down on the Rus area. Songs were always associated with calendar rites (spring sowing, harvest gathering) or special life events (birth, wedding, love, funeral) as well. continue...

Russian folk dance
Russian folk dance
We have already shortly talked about Russian folk dance. Today we will put some more light on this topic. Russian folk dances appeared long time ago, probably in 10th century. continue...

Kalinka: Russian song and dance
Kalinka: Russian song and dance
Kalinka is considered an icon of Russian folk dancing. The name of dance comes from a simple but incredibly popular song written in 1860 by the composer and folklorist Ivan Laringov. continue...

Kadril, Kadrille, Rigodon...
Kadril, Kadrille, Rigodon...
Kadril' is  well known under different names such as Quadrille, Kadrille or Rigodon. The dance doesn't have Russion origin, it was fashionable in late 18th- and 19th-century and was usually performed by 4 couples in a quadratic shape. continue...

Khorovod - Russian folk dance
Khorovod - Russian folk dance
Folk dancing is among the most outstanding popular art forms, an aesthetic representation of various events from everyday life, a product of creative imagination coupled with a strong sense of ethnic identity. continue...

Let
Let's Russian dance: Barynya
Russian dances seem to be old as the world. There is a great number of Russian folk dances, that differ from one region to another. One of the most popular Russian dances is barynya. continue...

Natalia Goncharova, muse of Pushkin
Natalia Goncharova, muse of Pushkin
Natalia Goncharova was born on 8th of September, 1812. Her tricky destiny was to be a wife. To be a wife of  the most known Russian poet - Alexander Pushkin. continue...

Russian Easter traditions
Russian Easter traditions
Easter is one of the most festive holidays among Christians who celebrate Jesus’ resurrection from death. Easter is also known as Pascha in Greek or Resurrection Sunday in Protestants world. continue...

Russian dancing Kamarinskaya
Russian dancing Kamarinskaya
Today Kamarinskaya is mostly known thanks to the Russian composer Mikhail Glinka's ouverture. In fact, Kamarinskaya is a traditional Russian folk dance based on the melody repeated over and over. continue...

Russian Cossack dance
Russian Cossack dance
The Russian Cossack dance, also known as Kazachok or Kozachok dance, in Ukrainian Hopak dance, or squat dance.  History tells, that Cossack or Hopak was firstly danced in southern Russia and Ukrainian military communities in the 1600s. continue...

Most popular Russian folk dance
Most popular Russian folk dance
Surprisingly, some Russian dances are well known all over the world. Russian folk dance has always played an important role in Russian culture. Many folk dances called Russian, in fact, have Slavonian and Tatar roots. continue...

Testing new folk dance costumes
Testing new folk dance costumes
We are pleased to present a new Russian dance costume in Pavlovo Posad style. The Russian dress is made of artificial silk and decorated with lace. This Russian costume goes perfect for traditional folk dances and other performances. continue...

About povoinik history
About povoinik history
Russian hats for women were so various that not every one can recognize the difference between all types. Let's talk today about povoinik hat. Povoinik was an old traditional headwear of married women. continue...

Amazing Russian dress (costume)
Amazing Russian dress (costume)
Russia was home to more than 150 million people - of which only about half were ethnic Russians. The variety of colors for traditional costume displays love for beauty and ethnic diversity. continue...

The soul of Russian people
The soul of Russian people
The Russians believe that they have their national peculiarities. They believe, though unconsciously, in the existence of the Russian soul that is the single whole soul of the Russian nation. continue...

Day of the Declaration of Russian State Sovereignty
Day of the Declaration of Russian State Sovereignty
For the first time in 47 years, warplanes flew over the Kremlin on Thursday to celebrate Russia's independence day, marking the rebirth of the nation following decades of communist rule. continue...

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