100 Interesting facts about Russia

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Moscow

Moscow's Cathedral of Christ the Saviour was blown up by Stalin during his drive to drive religion out of Soviet life and rebuilt in the 1990s.

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Habits

When you have a visitor (friend or anyone else) you HAVE to offer them at least a coffee or tea with cookies, it's rude if you don't feed your guest.

Russia-Habits

Habits

When a Russian couple gets married, they usually have a big reception ceremony where everyone yells «Gor'ko» which literally means 'bitter' and then the groom has to kiss the bride.

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Habits

Russians are quite friendly and open. Friends and relatives always come to visit, usually without a phone call. It's normal if a friend of yours or a relative comes over without asking.

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