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Russian Traditional Clothes

Traditional Russian clothes. Card sent by Postcrosser in Russia.

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Your Essential Guide to Russian Traditions, Art, and History

The Eastern Orthodox marriage ceremony includes the "crowning" of the couple. They are told their role is to be the rulers of their household, but also that these are crowns of martyrdom. (The crown in Byzantine iconography indicates the person died for Christ. "Martyria" means witness; they witnesses their commitment to Christ) The sacrificial aspect of marriage is emphasized in the words of the rite.

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Easter traditions in the Czech and Russian cultures

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The Matryoshka , or nested doll, originated in Moscow over 100 years ago, and remains an endearing symbol of Russian culture.

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St Basil's Cathedral (1555-61) is a showcase of Renaissance Russian architecture. (Renaissance architecture is the architecture of the period between the early 15th and early 17th centuries in different regions of Europe, demonstrating a conscious revival and development of certain elements of ancient Greek and Roman thought and material culture).

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Top 20 Russian Idioms, Proverbs & Sayings. Part 2. | LinguaJunkie

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Tourists enjoy a view of one of the most popular attractions in St Petersburg - The Church of the Savior on Blood. Russia

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this baby is wearing traditional Russian clothing, meant for women to emphasize their inner dignity and emotional restraint.

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