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Monday, 12 August 2013 00:00

Easter

Easter, the day of Jesus' resurrection is considered the biggest event in spiritual life of a believer.

"Easter Kulich"see recipes

Last days of Week - Maundy Thursday, spiritual purifying, Good Friday, Jesus sufferings, Holy Saturday, the day of sorrow and at last Blessed Sunday had a symbolical effect on folk tradition, rites and Easter table. Many beautiful traditions, dated for Week, existed in the Rus. So, Maundy Thursday is also called "clean", not only because every Christian tries to adopt sacrament in his soul, but the purifying by water was widely spread - people swam in river ice-holes or poured cold water on them until sunrise in banyas. In the north, there was a tradition to gather juniper twigs, burn them and fumigate houses. healing juniper smell protected a man and an animal. People believed that an egg laid on Maundy Thursday protected from illnesses. Eggs were painted at this day as well.

Monday, 12 August 2013 00:00

Russian bread is everything head

Bread has always been considered as the wealth of the Rus. Give us this day our daily bread…

Slavic people mainly grew wheat, barley, oats, and millet. Rye bread became Russia's real "daily bread", even though it had come to Russia from outside.

Monday, 12 August 2013 00:00

Amazing Russian dress (costume)

We adopted a baby girl from Russia who is now 2. I also have a 9 year old daughter of my own.  russian christmas We thought this might be a good year to establish some Russian tradition and teach my older daughter a bit about Russia.

I'm not quite sure if we celebrated right. Anyhow, Jan 6 we had a traditional 12 course Russian/Ukrainian meatless meal when the first star appeared. We began the meal with a with a blessing of honey and broke bread, dipped it into first honey (sweetness of life) and then chopped garlic (bitterness of life). We ate a total of 12 dishes symbolisRussia was home to more than 150 million people - of which only about half were ethnic Russians.

The variety of colors for traditional costume displays love for beauty and ethnic diversity. These costumes are not only beautiful, there are also convenient in wearing because they were created for work as well. Festive clothes and everyday clothes, married woman's and young girl's clothes differed only for details, decoration, color gamut. Red fabric cloth was considered to be the nattiest one, and, by the way, the Russian word "beautiful" comes from the word "krasny", the Russian for "red".ing the 12 apostles.

Monday, 12 August 2013 00:00

Russian Food & Cuisine - Soups & Recipes

Soup is an important part of every meal in Russia, usually eaten in the afternoon.

Soups:

Borcsh
 – the famous Russian soup made of beet and meat, usually served with sour cream.

Vegetable soup (shie) - the soup made of cabbage, potato and meat. There is also the specification called “shie postnie” –the same soup without the meat.
Fishsoup (uha) – the fishsoup with carrot, spices and potato.
Chiken soup (kuryniy soup)
Mushroom soup (grybnoy soup) 
Noodle soup – popular countryside dish made of homemade noodle, potato and meat sometimes.
Cold soup (okroshka)– gold “kvas” with vegetables, potato, eggs and spices


Russian Cuisine Recipes: Soups —
Abbreviations: ea - Each, tb - Table spoon, sm - Small, c - Cup, ts - Tea spoon, lg - Large. 

Tuesday, 13 August 2013 05:35

Honey Fair opened in Novokuznetsk

Honey Spas - fair with the same name held in Novokuznetsk in DC "Builder" from 13 to 18 August. At the fair you can buy the best honey of different varieties of Siberian apiaries. Actually honey saved will begin tomorrow, August 14. It was believed that from this day the bees cease to collect nectar from flowers. In the evening, a crowd gathered round the apiary children and adolescents with cups. They came to get his 'childish share', knowing that they are not deprived of a honeymoon holiday.

Museum "Red Hill" opens an exhibition to the Miner's Day in Kemerovo.

The Department of Culture and National Policy Kemerovo region said on Monday that the exhibition, which will be presented to the audience samples uniform uniforms of officials mountain life from the mid XVIII century, will open at noon on August 13.

Tourist and historical cluster "Barnaul - mining industrial city" will appear in Barnaul in the framework of the development of tourism in the years 2014-2018, reported Wednesday by the board of the city administration head of the department of tourism Tatiana Sibirkina, news agency "Atmosphere".

Try different varieties of honey Altai, as well as experience the new service - a dream for live bees - honey festival goers will be able to "Honey Spas" which will be held throughout the second half of August in the Altai region, the official site of the region.

On the show floor in the center of Barnaul will be installed purpose-built house, which will be beds for sleep therapy. Not a single bee in such a procedure does not hurt, organizers said. Guests of the event will be able to personally assess revitalizes the body procedure.

 

The ban on swimming in the artificial lake introduced in the SEZ "Altai Valley" for tourists wishing to take a dip in the pond unprepared. According to experts, in order to avoid accidents riders on the construction site is prohibited. In January, the lake was filled, but it turned out that the water level is reduced. Causes of leaks identified.

Artistic and Ethnographic Park "Legend", the basis of which will be sculptures of gods, will appear in the Altai village Polevodka. Experts have already begun to develop the project, said Chairman of the District Committee on Culture, Sports and Tourism Natalia Trubitsina.


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