An unexploded World War II bomb was found in the grounds of the Kremlin in Moscow during construction works on Thursday, Russian news agencies reported. “As you know, between 1941 and 1942 the Kremlin was bombed,” Sergei Khlebnikov, the commandant of the Kremlin, told the Ria Novosti agency…
Many of Moscow’s main attractions, including Red Square, Saint Basil’s Cathedral, and the GUM store, are within walking distance of each other.
Red Square in Moscow is one of the most visited attractions in Russia. Its name does not come from communist affiliations, but a play on words in the…
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Yes, Russia is a top travel and sports destination, and it’s the most spoken language in Europe, but why should you be learning Russian today?
Ask anyone what they think of the Russian language, and you’ll likely hear the same answer: Difficult! If you believe the negative stereotypes about Russia, the lack of interest in its language seems understandable — it’s a dangerous country, a long ways away, freezing cold (etc. etc.). Nevertheless, we at Babbel believe think there are a hundred reasons to learn Russian! Here are just 10 of them:
1. Russian Is One Of The World’s Most Spoken Languages
On the list of the most widely spoken languages globally, Russian comes eighth. It’s spoken in Russia, of course, but also in Belarus, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia and Israel. It’s also a popular second language for much of Eastern Europe, because of Russia’s lasting political influence.
2. Russia Is The Largest Country In The World
Russia is a mind-bogglingly large country.
Read more from source: 10 Reasons Why You Should Be Learning Russian
As you may have already read, I was in Moscow recently for the second ‘Moscow Spring A Cappella’ festival, an event put on by the Government of Moscow as ‘Moscow Seasons’ to celebrate some of the best a cappella singers from around the world. And the grand finale for this 12-day singing extravaganza was a prestigious award ceremony held at the Ritz-Carlton, Moscow, which I was lucky enough to attend.
Inside, people were gathering over drinks, discussing performances and looking forward to the evening’s events, including a few singers I recognised from the previous day’s performances. This year’s festival saw 184 performers and groups take part from 16 countries, including the United Kingdom, Hungary, Germany, Georgia, Israel, India, Italy, Kazakhstan, China, Latvia, Portugal, Russia, the USA, Ukraine, France and South Korea.
Some were returning having taken part in last year’s event; among them were Opus Jam from France, last year’s winners of the Grand Prix. For entrants from Germany, Israel, India, China, Portugal and South Korea, it was their first time.
Read more from source: Moscow’s a cappella festival gala concert – part of Moscow Seasons
There’s more than Saint Basil’s
Russia has the highest number of Orthodox Christians in the entire world, totalling close to 101 million people. It’s no wonder the country is home to so many majestic churches and cathedrals. And the Russian capital, Moscow, is naturally where all the country’s biggest and most lavish monuments are located.
The architecture of Russia’s religious buildings vary in style, from Baroque to extravagant Renaissance-style to traditional Russian. And while they look different from one another, there are some features they all share: gold turrets, fresco paintings, colourful mosaics, and the most distinguishable of all, the onion domes. Here are some of the must-sees:
Saint Basil’s Cathedral
Let’s begin at the historical and spiritual centre of Moscow, Red Square. This was once the focal point of the Orthodox Church, and also the control centre for Russia’s political parties. There are a few Cathedrals and churches right on the square, but the most prominent building of them all is the whimsical Saint Basil’s Cathedral, which has become an icon of Moscow.
A city needs careful planning to be able to develop into a living heaven for its people. It needs proper transport facilities, good connection with rest of the country, adequate forest cover, and planned development. It must have higher literacy among its people and act as a hub for top industries. The top 10 cities that are mentioned here satisfy these conditions and it’s a dream come true for the people of this world to live in any one of these cities.
Here is a list of Top 10 Metropolitan Cities in The World in 2017-2018
The city of Chicago is the 5th best metropolitan city in this world. The whole of the Chicago metropolitan area is called as Chicagoland. It is the 3rd most populous city in the U.S. It is located along banks of Lake Michigan.
The Hornets could have a number of players in Russia come the summer.
The World Cup draw is set to take place tomorrow in Russia and football fans of country’s who have qualified around the globe will be tuning in to see who their nation will face.
England will be playing at the finals after winning their qualifying group but Watford have players expected to go with other countries too.
For England, Nathaniel Chalobah could be in the squad if he picks up where he left off when he returns from injury.
Andre Carrillo will be part of the first Peru squad to make the finals since 1982, Christian Kabasele’s form could see him in Belgium’s team and there are other players, such as Richarlison, who have ambitions of breaking into their international squads before June.
Visiting the attractions of Moscow’s Red Square can be expensive, but there’s one that remains free: the embalmed body of communist leader Vladimir Lenin.
A century after Lenin led a revolution that changed the world, his preserved corpse remains a subject of curiosity and conflict in Russia, but time could be running out on this unusual Soviet-era spectacle.
Today, visiting Lenin is heavily regimented.
After navigating through metal detectors and a line that nearly stretches around one corner of the Kremlin wall, visitors walk down a flight of stairs into a tomb of dimly lit polished stone. After being told by a guard to take hands out of pockets, visitors then move right to find themselves in a cube-shaped chamber, wherein lies the man himself.
The qualifying campaign is almost over – so when will we learn how the group stage will look?
The qualifying campaign for next summer’s World Cup is almost over.
A number of teams have already made it to the big dance in Russia, with several more set to book their places during the current international break.
The draw for the group stage of the World Cup is always one of the biggest days of the international football cycle and fans don’t have long to wait until the balls are drawn and final preparations can be made.
But just when is the draw? And who will be in the hat? Here’s all you need to know…
When does the draw take place?
FIFA have confirmed that the draw will take place on Friday, December 1.
Where does it take place?
From breathtaking castles to colorful villages and majestic mountains, here are some of the most magical places on Earth that look nothing less than a fairy-tale destination.
NEUSCHWANSTEIN CASTLE, GERMANY
The 19th-century castle sits above the village of Hohenschwangau in south-west Bavaria. Built as a retreat for King Ludwig II in 1869, the Romanesque-style palace has been an inspiration for Disneyland’s Sleeping Beauty Castle and has appeared in movies such as “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” (1968) and “The Great Escape” (1963). Every year, it attracts more than 1.3 million tourists.
CHÂTEAU DE CHAMBORD, FRANCE
One of the most recognizable châteaus in the world, the palace featuring French Renaissance architecture was built as a hunting lodge for King Francis I in 1547. Consisting of 440 rooms and 84 staircases, the château houses double-helix staircase, leading to the great lantern tower and the rooftop.
TUNNEL OF LOVE, UKRAINE
What to do and where to stay in Russia’s fascinating capital.
One of the world’s most opulent cities, Moscow is the short break for lovers of grand architecture, world-class art and luxurious living. With 2017 marking 100 years since the Bolshevik Revolution, which saw the overthrowing of the Tsars and the world’s first Communist state, as well as the FIFA Confederations Cup taking place, now is the time to visit as the world watches Russia’s vibrant capital city.
Magnificent Moscow is home to extraordinary attractions such as iconic St Basil’s Cathedral, the lavish GUM State Department Store and the renowned Bolshoi Theatre. While it’s a superb city to splurge, there are many purse-friendly places for visitors too, including Lenin’s Mausoleum, the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour and Red Square.