• Mariy El
    Nikolai Gontar leads us on a trip to the Republic of Mariy El, home to layered pancakes and some very unusual architecture.
  • Catchy beats and milk-soaked scuffles
    Russia's physics-defying display at Eurovision. Bullying via dairy products. Plus some saucy presidential pecking – on the lips. 
  • Tver
    Olga Titova takes us to Tver, a main city located between Moscow and St. Petersburg, a land of candles and goats, bridges and rivers.
  • The Most Beautiful Village in Russia
    Last week tiny Kinerma was named as this year's "most beautiful Russian village." As it turns out, Kinerma was a stop on The Spine of Russia ...
  • Baby bears, cats in debt, and other fuzzy victories
    Victory Day, marking the 71st anniversary of the end of WWII, was celebrated this Monday. Here are the ups, downs, and nonsequiturs of the occasion.
  • Canadian flag
    The Canadian flag was introduced on 15 February 1965. The distinctive Maple Leaf emblem in the centre of the flag is widely recognised around the ...
  • Japan population (2016)
    The Statistics Bureau of Japan reported that the population of Japan on 1 May 2016 was 126,960,000, a decrease of 150,000 people over the previous ...
  • Canada Population 2016
    According to official government estimates, the population of Canada at the start of 2016 was 36,048,521. This figure is based on estimates of how much ...
  • Prime Minister of Canada 2016: Justin Trudeau
    ​ Justin Trudeau: Prime Minister of Canada 2016Justin Trudeau is the current Prime Minister of Canada, the second youngest in Canadian history.The son of former ...
  • Australian history timeline
    This Australian history timeline covers all of the major events of Australia's 40,000 year history - from the first arrival of aboriginal Australians tens of ...
  • What was the Cold War?
    The Cold War was a conflict between the United States of America (and its allies) and the Soviet Union (and its allies). The conflict began ...
  • Why did Napoleon invade Russia?
    Napoleon’’s invasion of Russia in 1812 was a disaster. The campaign started well as Napoleon and his Grande Armée pushed into Russia and even briefly ...
  • Catherine the Great Biography
    Catherine the Great was Empress of Russia between 9 July 1762 and November 17, 1796. Catherine seized power from her husband, Peter III, in a coup ...
  • What was the Yalta Conference?
    The Yalta Conference was a meeting between the Soviet, US and British heads of state, held from 4-11 February 1945. Recognising that the defeat of ...
  • Oleg of Novgorod
    Oleg of Novgorod, also known as Oleg Veshchy (Oleg the Prophet) was a Varangian prince. He is widely recognised as the founder and first ruler ...
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