Russian traditions - Русские традиции

Almost every nation and country has a reputation of some kind. I’d like to say a few words about the traditions of my native land - Russia. First, about Russian people. To my mind, the main traits of their characters which differ them from other people are hospitality, their "open heart" and "golden hands". Our people are hardworking, patient, never loosing hope for better life.

The Russians are the talented nation. Russia gave the world beautiful names of Pushkin and Lermontov, Chaikovsky and Repin, thousands of names of world famous poets, writers, composers, scientists. All of them are the pride of the nation because they send the beauty of our nature and people.

Our country is famous for Russian traditional specific crafts. Painted boxes of Palekh, coloured shawls of Pavlov Posad, clay toys of Dymkovo, laces of Vologda are known all over the world. The names of Gzhel and Khokhloma are considered to be the symbols of Russia as well as matryoshkas and samovars.

The Khokhloma style is characterized by using plant elements in painting the tableware. The prevailing colours are black, yellow, golden, green and red. And nowadays this craft is sure to be saved, it will be developed and brought into the future by the new generation of painters.

The reviving of old crafts is connected with the reviving of the traditional arts of all people inhabiting our big country. They revive their culture, costumes, dances and language. It is the revival of our souls. Now we celebrate the forgotten holidays - Troitsa, Maslenitsa, Easter. We again sing Russian folk songs and chastushki, perform khorovods, ride in troikas.