Why do some Russians look Asian?

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There are more than 190 ethnic groups among the 142 million inhabitants of Russia, from ethnic Russians who form 78 percent of the population to the Ket people of Siberia who number just over a thousand. Most ethnic Russians have a so-called European appearance, but there are many Russian citizens who could be classified as ethnically Asian.

Russia’s ethnic diversity often surprises tourists, who expect the country be more homogenous. While there are more than 190 ethnicities in the country, Russia does not officially define any group as Asian.

22 percent Siberian or Surprised by Russia: How Tom Hardy conquered Siberia

The Hollywood celebrity recently confessed that he is in fact a quarter Siberian. It’s no surprise then that the British actor feels a real connection with Russia, where he’s braved temperatures as low as -37 °C.
During his Siberian adventure Hardy competed with local Khapsagay wrestling champions, had an unforgettable experience milking a cow in the freezing cold, swam in sub-zero temperatures, and participated in the Siberian pagan ceremonies.

8 fascinating facts about kokoshnik – the quintessential Russian headdress

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After the FIFA World Cup, the most iconic piece of Russian headwear is now the 'kokoshnik,' replacing the 'ushanka' ear-flapped hat, which thanks to the movie 'Armageddon' came to symbolize the popular stereotype of the inebriated Russian. Let’s unpick the story behind the 'kokoshnik,' and discover how patriotic pride brought this folk accessory back in vogue.

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EXPECTATIONS VS REALITY IN RUSSIA | The Truth About the World Cup 2018




Watch the super interesting video of British fan and his dad travelling across Russia this summer 2018.

The 17 years old boy and his father talk about our experience in Russia over the last 2 weeks and discuss how it was perceived back at home in England compared to reality in Russia...

Icelnadic fans sing Kalinka Malinka- amazing!




Icelandic football fans decided to send a greeting to the host country of the Championship, performing "Kalinka - one of the most recognizable Russian folk songs. It's amazing!  Well done, guys! 

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