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Russian Symbols

In this article we look at two important Russian symbols that hold a special place in the hearts of Russian people. Naturally, there are many symbols associated with Russia, and at the bottom of this page are links to the symbols that deserve a discussion all on their own. Here we look at two of the lesser-known symbols - Russian Troyka and the Russian Bear.

Russkaya Troyka

Russkaya Troyka
is an informal symbol of Russia - It is the three horses. The Troyka is very well known in Russian literature, songs, poetry, movies and folklore. This symbol represents the hopes and dreams of Russian people. It symbolises a new life where dreams have come true, and all trouble have passed. The road is the symbol of your journey in life, and the three horses will help you get there.

In olden times, after a wedding ceremony, the couple often left in a carriage pulled by three horses as a sign of this future success and happiness. Nowadays it can also be seen on a local brand of Russian vodka.

Russian Bear

The Russian Bear is a common symbol representing many aspects of Russian life. From sporting teams to politcal parties, the bear is a common emblem. It was even the mascot of the 1980 Moscow Olympics.

Other Symbols of Russia:

Russian Emblem
Russian National Anthem
Russian Coat of Arms Matryoshka Dolls
Russian Flag Ushanka - the Russian fur hat

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