Everything We Know so Far About Russian Culture: Facts, Customs & Traditions

Russian culture is the richest and ancient culture beneath itself. The ideologies, the traditions, the acceptance in the culture is less shown as compared to other cultures. The world knows it with very little information but Russia comprises a strong-bonded culture. It is rich in terms of folk costumes and religious symbols. Some facts are there to understand more about the Russian culture.

Very rich in homeland and family traditions. Talia Wagner, a marriage and family therapist with a speciality of dynamics “ “The Soviet rule left its impression on the culture, creating a fundamental fear and mistrust of those outside the family, extended family and other close familial connections,” she told Live Science.

The communist party rules Russia for more than 70 years that disturbs the whole system and traditions. After getting freedom, Russia motivated the citizens and came with another level of family bonding and high values.
People know very little, they think about geography. But Russian is a lot more than it.

For Example- In 2017, a volcano erupted called Kambalny. It happens after 250 years of freedom. This is the most amazing thing happened so far. It is not only about one thing. If someone wants to study Russian culture, they will get to know some of the major facts including this.

If we talk about the population and ethnic makeup of Russian culture. In terms of territory, Russia is one of the biggest countries in the world. According to the 2016 report by the World Bank is more than 144000000, a decline. It was 148689000 in 1992.

As per BBC Russia is the hub of 150 ethnic groups. The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) also reports that 77.7% of Russian are of Russian descent. The rest are 3.7% Tatar, 1.4% Ukrainian, 1.1% Bashkir, 1% Chuvash.
Languages in the Russian Culture

The first language is Russian as we all know but many Russians are using English as the second language. According to BBC 100 minority languages have been spoken in this country. Some of them are Tatar, Ukrainian, Bashkir, Chuvash, Mordvin, and Chechen.


This is one of the amazing facts that more than 5000 religions are registered in the country. Above half of them are dedicated to the Russian Orthodox Church. The second most Religion in Russia is Islam. The third most popular religion is Tengrism. This includes the people of Turk and Mongol.

Arts, Literature and Architecture

Bolshoi Ballet found in the year 1776. The world knows it by the name of Ballet. It is one of the Arts that pursue here which world-famous. On the other hand, the literature of Russia is impactful worldwide. Some of the famous authors and writers are Leon Tolstoy wrote Anna Karenina and War of peace. Another writer Fyodor Dostoevsky has written Crime and Punishment and The Brother Karamazov still has a huge fan base.

If we talk about architecture Russian nesting dolls aka matrioshka dolls are the well-appreciated symbols. The magical wooden architecture is unbelievable. In this the dolls are beneath one another, this is a sign of excellent architecture. The onion-shaped domes are also one of the greatest architecture by Russians.

Loveable Food and Drinks

The food is basically a soup pronounce as Borshch or Borscht. The ingredients in this soup are meat and vegetables. Pirozhkis, not pierogis are the smalls buns stuffed with cheese, meat potatoes, and cabbage is the famous dishes in the world.

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