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The Cossacks: a special breed

April 02, 2015

The Cossacks are known for their seminal role in Russian history, their nomadic culture and their attractive folklore. But who actually are the Cossacks? thinkRUSSIA sheds some light on this very specific group of people.

Who are they?

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Traveller food - an exquisite sample of Russian cuisine

March 30, 2015

thinkRUSSIA invites you to continue our discovery tour featuring the best of Russian cuisine, with a full menu that every tourist should sample when in Russia.

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Meet Natalia Osipova: the most promising Russian ballerina

March 20, 2015

thinkRUSSIA invites you to meet Natalia Osipova, a former ballet dancer from the Bolshoi Theatre who is now a shining light on stage in the United Kingdom, within the Royal Ballet.

Natalia Osipova returns to the Royal Ballet

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Come Dine With Me – Russian style!

March 19, 2015

Influenced by various geographical, social and historical factors, Russian cuisine has developed distinctive and unique traits. It mostly consists of vegetables and meat to keep people warm during long winter months and boasts numerous well-known dishes such as pancakes, pies, dumplings and soft drinks. thinkRUSSIA takes you on a culinary adventure to discover a traditional Russian lunch.

First course – Borscht

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Chocolate Fever Hits Moscow

March 10, 2015

With its world-famous chocolate fashion show, bringing together the finest fashion designers and most talented chocolatiers, the Salon du Chocolat took place from 4 - 8 March 2015 in the prestigious Moscow Expocentre. thinkRUSSIA interviewed Claire Coutin, Director of  Salon du Chocolat in Moscow and learned more about this sweet event.

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Circus culture in Russia

March 05, 2015

thinkRUSSIA takes you into the magical world of Russin circus culture with breathtaking acrobats, funny clowns and a rich history of performance.

Circus in Russia – an old tradition

While Russian circus culture gained great recognition and fame in the international artistic scene during the 20th century, the beginnings of this art form in Russia actually go back many years further.

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thinkRUSSIA presents: The world’s oldest working actor

February 18, 2015

thinkRUSSIA congratulates the world’s oldest working actor Vladimir Zeldin on his 100th birthday. Find out about his remarkable career and the secret to a long life.

Russia has been in the film business for a long time. Since the early 1900s, it has been producing movies, many of which have gained international recognition. The latest of Russia’s better known films is Andrey Zvyagintsev’s Leviathan, a recent winner of the Golden Globe for the best foreign language film.

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Russian breaks record in balloon flight over Pacific

February 18, 2015

thinkRUSSIA admires the achievement of Leonid Tiukhtyaev, who crossed the Pacific in a balloon in just six days.

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Happy Birthday, Swan Lake!

February 10, 2015

thinkRUSSIA explores the story behind the story of love and deception, good and evil, that turned out to be the most influential ballet of all times.

Ballet is a part of Russia just as Russia is a part of ballet. No other country has brought us as many famous and renowned ballet dancers. Admirers of this fine art also particularly enjoy the skill of dance companies like the Moscow Bolshoi Ballet and the dance company of the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg.

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thinkRUSSIA meets Ambassador Fissore as Monaco gears up for its ‘Russian Year’

February 02, 2015
The scene is set for this year’s Russian Year in Monaco

thinkRUSSIA meets Ambassador Fissore as Monaco gears up for its ‘Russian Year’


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