Vintage Easter Card

 

Easter is the most important Holiday in the Russian Orthodox tradition. In fact, for the vast majority of Russians, Easter is more than a question of faith – it is a celebration of their national identity.

 

Laced with symbolic meanings of pagan ancestry, Russian Easter traditions can be traced back to folk rituals that date back to pre-Christian times. As we enter the week of “Red Hill” (Красная Горка), we’d like to reflect on some of the lesser known customs associated with these Holidays.

 

 

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Have you ever thought about the importance of what and how much you drink every day? It was discovered just a few decades ago that people need to drink at least 8 glasses of liquids a day in order to stay healthy and live long. More

 

Seafood is an important part of our diet. It includes a large variety of fish, shellfish and seaweed products which are delicious and nutritious. Seafood is a good source of macronutrients such as protein and fat and it contains almost no carbohydrates. More

 

Russian kvass is a unique beverage, which has no analogues in any other country in the world. Kvass is made from germinated and fermented grain cereals (rye, barley, wheat). Unlike beer, which has the same initial ingredients as kvass, the latter is mainly produced by lactic acid fermentation, and the alcohol content in kvass does not exceed 1.2%. More

 

Soup is a liquid or semi-liquid dish used as an appetizer before the main course or as a snack. There are several varieties of soups, depending on the way they are made: clear (bouillon), filled, cream soups, and some others. There are also hot and cold soups, depending on their temperature upon consumption. More

 

Gingerbread is a sweet pastry with spices that give it its name. Russian gingerbread cakes are famous not just for their taste and aroma, but also for their attractive appearance. They usually are stamped or painted with colored glaze designs, so they are perfect as gifts for memorable events. More

 

You might often hear that a balanced diet can keep you healthy and active until a very old age. You may ask what you should and what you shouldn’t eat in order to maintain a balanced diet. The answer is: you can eat everything, but what really matters is the amount of calories that are just enough for your body needs, the right ratio of macronutrients and the right amounts of micronutrients. More


First of May is a great holiday for the Russian people. In Soviet times, it was celebrated as International Workers’ Day when all Russian people got together in peaceful demonstrations to show their solidarity with working people all over the world.
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Spring is a season of new desires and activities. Whatever you do–gardening, playing with kids in the yard, jogging, bicycling, hiking, or going on a tour–requires good health and a lot of energy. You’ve probably accumulated some energy in your body eating high-calorie foods and watching TV in the long winter months. Now it’s time to use it.

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