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Watch your home country's TV abroad: a guide to international streaming ser...

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With content delivery services that offer access to your favourite TV programmes from your home country around the world, living abroad has never been easier.

Russian Holidays 101: the story of Babushka

Russian Holidays 101: the story of Babushka

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One of the most famous things about Christmas in Russia is the story of Babushka, however most people in Russia have never heard the tale. James Cooper assists.

The Good Guest Guide

The Good Guest Guide

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Some expats refer to it as the fish phenomenon: after three days even the best guest, just like fish, goes off. Janet Rogers offers some tips on how to keep your house 'fish-free'.

Russia rejigs Soviet comedies in hit remakes

Russia rejigs Soviet comedies in hit remakes

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Film directors rely on old Soviet comedies for a new hit-making strategy, updating to the present in time and culture.

Russia seeks to regain Gagarin spirit in space

Russia seeks to regain Gagarin spirit in space

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Fifty years after Yuri Gagarin's historic flight, Russia still prides itself on launching more satellites than anyone else and will soon have full responsibility for taking Americans into space.

Russian artists anger authorities with daring works

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The street art scene in western culture might be on the verge of mainstream and sell outs, but Russia's modern art scene still saturate their work with intense activism.

Russian cinema: Myth-building

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To commemorate Expatica's march into Moscow, Picturenose's Paul Stump examines an Eisenstein classic.

Sex talk show scandalises conservative Georgia

Sex talk show scandalises conservative Georgia

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Wearing a tight red dress and leaning suggestively over a chair, Shorena Begashvili gazed into the camera and said in a husky voice: "Today we're going to talk about the sounds people make when having sex."

Stalin's favourite film restored in colour for Valentine's Day

Stalin's favourite film restored in colour for Valentine's Day

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Josef Stalin's favourite film has been given a technicolor makeover - and references to the Soviet leader restored - in a version to air on Russian television on Saint Valentine's Day.

Hunt for Russia's famed Amber Room leads to Nazi bunker

Hunt for Russia's famed Amber Room leads to Nazi bunker

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The mystery of Russia's famed Amber Room, seized as the spoils of war by the Nazis, has puzzled historians and experts since it disappeared in 1945.

Gritty teen drama breaks taboos in Russia

Gritty teen drama breaks taboos in Russia

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After a fight in the hallway, the camera lingers on blood dripping from a boy's mouth. A slouching teenager boasts of "knocking up a chick", while his classmates swig cans of beer at break time.



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