6 Moscow train stations that are temples of art, architecture and history


Since the late 19th century Moscow has been the center of Russia’s vast railroad network, and the history of the city’s main train stations, mostly built around the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries, has been closely interwoven with that of the country’s development. 

Here’s a look at some of Moscow’s most iconic train stations.

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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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