The Russians are very proud of the contributions their country has made to world literature, music and paintings. They may feel offended and even shocked if foreign people do not know their favourites. The Russians read much and the classic literature is present in their everyday life. The Russians are culture oriented.
“If stars are lit, it means - there is someone who needs it ”.
Vladimir Vladimirovich Mayakovsky. A Russian poet. Troubled by critics, disappointment in love and in communism, he shot himself with a revolver in 1930. He was 37 years old.
To go further
riku.ru - Russian Institute for cultural research
culturalpolicies.net... Cultural policies and trends in Russia
artrusse.ca - The Russian folk art
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