The six most delicious Soviet ice creams

The six most delicious Soviet ice creams

July 30, 2014 Faina Shatrova, Russkaya Semyorka

As the temperatures rise across Russia, those old enough to remember recall the classic Soviet ice creams that were the highlight of long summer days

The final days of Russian writers: Marina Tsvetaeva

The final days of Russian writers: Marina Tsvetaeva

July 25, 2014 Yolanda Delgado, special to RBTH

Marina Tsvetaeva was a fiercely individualistic character who was alienated in her home country and abroad. Her life was one of upheaval and tragedy, which ultimately engulfed the poet herself as well.

An easy recipe for a complicated treat

An easy recipe for a complicated treat

July 24, 2014 Anna Kharzeeva, special to RBTH

Typically the Russian gingerbread known as pryaniki take a week and specialized equipment to make, but this shortcut version is a good option for home cooks

The woman behind Gorky Park’s rebirth

The woman behind Gorky Park’s rebirth

July 21, 2014 Louise Dickson, special to RBTH

When Olga Zakharova took over as director of Gorky Park in 2011, the central Moscow space was worse than uninviting – it was seedy and not a place visitors would want to linger

Russian beauty secrets revealed

Russian beauty secrets revealed

July 19, 2014 Anna Trofimova, RBTH

Why are Russian women considered so attractive? It's a combination of genetics, climate and skin care.

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