Question by hi :): Authentic Russian Dolls? My mother’s friend recently gave me an authentic Russian Nesting Doll (or Matryoshka doll) because she heard I was collecting them. The ones she gave me are wooden, handpainted, and beautiful. As she gave them to my mother she said that her uncle had gone to Russia in […]
Question by : Question about Russian banyas? Hey. So I’m basically writing a blog about Russia and in one of my posts I’m explaining what a Russian banya is. But I feel like it’s lacking something. Maybe a funny story or anecdote… Here’s what I have: “So… does any one you know what a Russian […]
Question by : what is dacha in today Russian life? a place to relax? a place to get fresh/clean vegetables/fruits after hard work of planting, watering and guarding it? a place to ……. Quick answer: Answer by Arsan Lupin Yes Read all the answers in the comments. Know better? Leave your own answer!
Question by : What is the story behind the Matryoshka dolls? Quick answer: Answer by oldbabesThe first Russian nested doll set was carved in 1890 by Vasily Zvyozdochkin from a design by Sergey Malyutin, who was a folk crafts painter in the Abramtsevo estate of the Russian industrialist and patron of arts Savva Mamontov. The […]
Question by : Russia: Do the kids write letters to dedushka Moroz around New Year? He is Russian Santa Claus if so, what address to they use. Are there any postal workers who actually answer sometimes and make kids happy with gifts? and who is associated with Russian Christmas? Quick answer: Answer by CossakIn my […]
Question by : Is Babula a variant of Babushka in Russian? How about Baba? They’re not offensive to call your own grandma, are they? Quick answer: Answer by MLAll these words mean the same. However, there is a little bit of difference. ,Babulya is the sweetest word of all. Baba is used only when you […]
Question by : Why do babushka’s ensure women wear scarfs on their heads? I ask because I read of this practice a few weeks ago, is there a deeper or older meaning than protection from cold? i mean sometimes the old grandmothers want the younger women to wear scarves on their head? Quick answer: Answer […]