Articles by Olga Kalashnikova

Russians Compete for Title of Best Barman

While athletes around the world prepare for the upcoming Olympic Games in Sochi, the best bartenders from across Russia are now preparing for a competition of their own: the Baltika Barmen's Cup. The winner will earn the right to be called the most skilled representative of the profession in Russia, and the top prize is a trip to the Olympic Games in Sochi.

Nation Ticked Off After a Winter of Summer Time

The famous proverb, "Early to bed, and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise," was penned by American founding father Benjamin Franklin. He was also the first to suggest implementing daylight-saving time.

Hotels to Get Mandatory Star Rating

Every hotel, beach and ski resort in Russia will soon have to obtain an obligatory classification as the country gears up to host the 2014 Winter Olympic Games.

Unheard Tales of Gallantry From Dogs of War

According to various accounts, thousands of dogs served in the Red Army, saving the lives of wounded soldiers, carrying reports and even laying cable.

St. Pete Math Champ Had Long Road to Victory

Nadezhda Petukhova, 17, is not only the first girl to compete for Russia in the International Math Olympiad since 1998; she also walked away with a gold medal.