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2013-11-21 23:26:35

The popularity of Russian banyas and health spas has led to a demand for high quality bath accessories. This niche has been filled by Saint-Petersburg Global Trade House, an American-based company, specializing in Russian gifts and souvenirs. New York, NY (PRWEB) November 21, 2013 Alexander Pushkin, the greatest Russian poet, once claimed that the Russian spa, the banya, is like "the Russian’s second mother." That is because it was a treasured source of rejuvenation, warmth,...

2013-06-28 23:03:23

As part of the Sochi 2014 Cultural Olympiad, Saint Petersburg is next in line for the "Peace Bench" art project. (PRWEB) June 28, 2013 As part of the Sochi 2014 Cultural Olympiad, Saint Petersburg is next in line for the "Peace Bench" art project. Famous Saint Petersburg artists will paint 30 benches in the northern capital, many of which will form part of a collection in the Olympic Sochi for the 2014 Games. The painting of the "Peace Benches" will begin in...

2013-06-11 23:02:23

To celebrate the Sochi 2014 Cultural Olympiad's Year of the Museum, the traveling "Alluring Worlds. Ethnic Russia" festival will showcase Russia´s rich and diverse culture. (PRWEB) June 11, 2013 To celebrate the Sochi 2014 Cultural Olympiad's Year of the Museum, the traveling "Alluring Worlds. Ethnic Russia" festival will showcase Russia´s rich and diverse culture. The event will take place from the 11-15 June at five venues across Saint Petersburg and the village of Vinnitsy in...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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