Show hosts: Olga Troshina
What are the most common Russian surnames? Do married women always take their husband’s married name, or are they allowed to retain their maiden name? How many historical sites in Russia are inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage list? And why is the Black Sea called Black? - these are the questions we will be taking up on this edition of Moscow Mailbag.
Today we have a medical issue to discuss - we’ll talk about hypertension in Russia. According the World Health Organization, hypertension affects one billion people worldwide, leading to heart attacks and strokes.
Kindergartens began to emerge in Russia in the second half of the 19th Century. They were all private, since there were no state-run pre-school educational institutions in Russia in those days. The very first kindergarten in our country was opened on September 27, 1863, and the person who established it was Sofia Luegebil, the wife of a St.Petersburg University Professor.
A few decades ago consignment stores were the only place where Soviet citizen could buy such items as a pair of jeans or Japanese tape recorders, which were unavailable in regular stores.