Why the bear became Russia’s main symbol for foreigners


It’s common knowledge that bears are one of Russia’s main national symbols, right? Well, not for Russians and history can prove it! There was not a single bear in the heraldry of the Russian Empire and the USSR. 

Yet, the rest of the world disagrees, so in this video, Anna brings up some lesser-known historical facts and explains why Russians never truly saw themselves as big and angry bears.

E-visas covering all of Russia are coming soon

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Every Russian city will be within easy reach for many foreign tourists starting January 2021, with the e-visa itself costing no more than $50. Here’s what we know so far about the large-scale entry visa reform.

Online Russian Summer School

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Online summer school «Modern Russian language 2020»

Moscow Region State University invites you to take part in Online summer school «Modern Russian language 2020», which is going to be held from 6 to 26 July, 2020 and from 3 to 22 August, 2020. 
Closed borders and quarantine are not a reason to refuse the opportunity to improve your knowledge of the Russian language. And if you were just going to study it, now’s the time to start!

Free app to study Russian language Talk2Russia

Dear friends and Russian language learners! 

Let me tell you about the new app to study Russian language. 

The International Association of Teachers of Russian Language and Literature, with the support of the Ministry for Education of the Russian Federation, has released a free mobile application for learning Russian as a foreign language.

10 Soviet movies that everyone should watch

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Russians are just crazy in love with these films and consider them to be golden classics of cinematography.

 If you want to understand Russia better, don't miss them.

Here you will find  TOP- 10 Soviet movies that everyone should watch (with subtitles)