Russia Culture Symbols


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  • Cap of Monomachus

    The cap of Monomachus was part of the regalia of the grand princes and tsars of Russia. This was a golden crown trimmed with sable and decorated with precious stones and a cross. One legend claims tha...

  • Double-Headed Eagle

    In 1497, Grand Prince Ivan III established the first official coat of arms of Russia. The prince regarded himself as the successor to the Byzantine emperors and adopted their emblem of a black double-...

  • National Anthem

    The first Russian national anthem was written by composer Prince Alexander Lvov and poet Vasily Zhukovsky. Composed in December 1833, it began with the words “God save the Tsar.” In 1918, the Internat...

  • Tsar Cannon

    In 1586, the foundry man Andrei Chokhov (Chekhov) cast the world’s largest cannon in Moscow. The barrel was 5.34 meters long, weighed an impressive forty tons and had an incredible calibre of 890 mill...


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