Russian Visual Arts

Russian Visual Arts

Let’s start with the Russian architecture such as the woodcraft buildings. Ancient Slavs or Slavic peoples live in Russian architecture of the Byzantine empire. Kremlins, fortifications, Orthodox churches, brightly painted or glided domes are all features of architecture of that time. Renaissance trends were brought in by Italians with later tent-like churches designs and onion dome designs. It was followed by the Naryshkin baroque in the 17th century and then rococo for the 18th century t... [ read more ]

Russian Pies and Pan Cakes

Russian Pies and Pan Cakes

Pirozhki or pirog means pie and those made by the Russians are stuffed buns in small sizes. These pies are made with short pastry or yeast dough and filled with interesting fillings which are mostly entirely cooked. Baked types are the ancient Slavic preparation method for these. Some others are shallow-fried which is a method borrowed from the Tatars. The Russians also chopped the hard-boiled eggs in the fillings. Typically you can find the chopped boiled meat mixed with sautéed onions. Fi... [ read more ]

Russian Artists and the State Tretyakov Gallery

Russian Artists and the State Tretyakov Gallery

This is the national treasury of Russian fine art. It can be considered one of the greatest world-class museums. Not far from the Kremlin, you can find it in the oldest districts of Moscow. This place is Zamoskvorechye where its eastern half is a historical area. It has history related to the Old Muscovy. Today the notable cultural facilities include the Bakhrushin Museum of Theater at Bakhrushina. It contains a special collection of theatre relics of Russia through which, you can visualize ... [ read more ]

Cathedrals Highlight of Russia

Cathedrals Highlight of Russia

The Cathedral of Christ the Savior is different from the Cathedral of the Assumption. Other than it is the largest cathedral in Russia, historically, it started from 1812, but in 1931 it was destructed. Reconstruction works starts from 1990 and ends only a decade later. Besides its amazing contemporary architecture, there are wonderful paintings, sculpture, bells and the gallery of military glory. It was opened on the last day of 1999 to mark the new millennium. You can see three altars, one... [ read more ]

An Artistic Pursuit in Russia

An Artistic Pursuit in Russia

Saint Petersburg and Moscow are almost noted immediately but Novosibirsk being the third populous city may be a new name to you. Some recommended sights if you want to see the state theatres, you could check out the Novosibirsk State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre. Nicknamed, ‘Siberian Coliseum’, this is the largest yet one of the most important theatre. It is also a special architectural masterpiece. Some debated that Bolshoi Theatre is the best. But this Opera and Ballet theatre of ... [ read more ]

Where the Famous are Buried

Where the Famous are Buried

Alexandre Nevsky Cathedral, sometimes, it is also known as Sobor Alexandra Nevskogo is one of the known religious and spiritual sights in Saint Petersburg. This monastery was named after the patron saint. Being one of the most ancient and eminent monastery, Alexander Nevsky Monastery was mistaken in history by Peter the Great. He mistook that it was where the Swedes had beaten Alexander of Novgorod. In the 18th century, it became the most senior grade of Russian Orthodox monasteries called a... [ read more ]

Towns along the Silver Ring of Russia

Towns along the Silver Ring of Russia

The Leningrad town called Lodeynoye Pole that resides on the left bank of the Lake Ladoga basin (Svir River) is actually just about 240 kilometers away from Saint Petersburg. Literally, the name of this town in Russian means “the field of boats”. Historically, in the year 1702, Peter the Great set up the Olonets Shipyard here on the Mokrishvitsa village. It also became a sad place in the 1930s because it became a Soviet concentration camp Svirlag where church convicts as well as politica... [ read more ]

Russian Painting

Russian Painting

The place called the Imperial Academy of Arts is also the St. Petersburg Academy of Arts. It is situated by the third largest river in Europe, the Neva River, which flows from Lake Ladoga to the Neva Bay of the Gulf of Finland. Since its creation in 1757, it was meant to give Russian artists an international status and role. Ivan Argunov, Dmitry Levitzky, Fyodor Rokotov and Vladimir Borovikovsky are some of the well-known painters from the Academy. Here is where Karl Briulov and Alexander Iv... [ read more ]