Let’s Know About Russian Customs & Traditions

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Mar 262014
 
Let's Know About Russian Customs & Traditions

Russian culture has a long and rich history, steeped in literature, ballet, painting and classical music. While outsiders may see the country as drab, Russia has a very visual cultural past, from its colorful folk costumes to its ornate religious symbols. Here is a brief overview of Russian customs and traditions. Population and ethnic makeup Russia is the largest country in the world in terms of territory, with a total area of 6,601,668 square miles (17,098,242 square kilometers). By comparison, the United States comprises 3,794,100 […]

8 Things You Didn’t Know About Dogs

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Mar 252014
 
8 Things You Didn't Know About Dogs

Dogs and humans have been living side-by-side for about 15,000 years, so you might think we know each other pretty well. But there’s more to dogs than fetching and playing dead. Here are some little-known facts about man’s best friend. Dogs get our diseases … Humans and canines aren’t so different after all, at least regarding what makes us sick. About 6 million dogs are diagnosed with cancer each year, and dogs get canine versions of rare human disorders like the brain-wasting neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis […]

Let’s Have Look at 6 Interesting Facts about Lohri

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Jan 132014
 
Let's Have Look at 6 Interesting Facts about Lohri

In India the beginning of a new year is followed with one of the most popular and celebrated festivals known as Lohri. The festival has a deep rooted connection with the ancient cultures and traditions of India. There are numerous tales from the past that can be put together for the origin of this festival. On the eve of this festival people gather around a bon fire and celebrate while dancing and singing traditional songs. The festival is generally celebrated on January 13th mostly around […]