3 Russian recipes that are easy cook at home

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The Russian cuisine may not have the best reputation when compared to other cuisines, like Italian cooking. But what is a stay abroad without discovering the local cuisine? Apart from Russia’s traditional well-known culinary specialities like Caviar, Blini or Shaslik, there is even more to discover! To prove that the Russian cuisine includes delicious food, I’ll show you some recipes which are definitely worth trying out at home. As I love to cook, I prepared one of these traditional Russian dishes every day for three days at home. Get inspired by the recipes below and enjoy your meal! Day 1: Blinis Definitely one of the classics of Russian cuisine. What makes it so special for me is the diversity of toppings. Whether you like it topped with sour cream, jam, bacon or salmon – every variati ...


Guide to Russian winter holidays

Winter holidays in Russia The winter holidays season has already started. For religious Russians, this means that a 40 day fasting period which began on the 28th of November. Nevertheless, not least because of the influence of western habits, this time has been adapted more to the western Europe pre-Christmas habits, which is characterized by high consumption. If you plan on discovering the wonders Moscow and St Petersburg have to offer during this time of the year, then I hope to assist you by providing some helpful information about Christmas and New Year’s Eve in Russia, as well as useful phrases to get you through the festive period. Christmas In Russia, Christmas takes place on January 6th and not on the 25th as most of us in Europe are used to. This is because the holidays of the Ort ...


The 5 biggest companies in Russia

The 5 biggest companies in Russia When checking the Forbes Global 2000, an annual ranking of worlds’ 2000 biggest companies listed at the stock market, you will find 25 Russian companies, which are mainly focused on raw materials of course. It is estimated that Russia contains over 30 percent of the world’s natural resources. In Forbes 2000, companies are listed and ranked based on a mix of four metrics: sales, profit, assets, and market value.   Surgutneftegas (Сургутнефтегаз): Turnover-wise this company should, with a turnover of 19,82 Billion US-Dollars, be ranked one spot behind VTB Bank (6.), but 3.3 Billion US-Dollars in profits, and 116.000 employees lead the gas and oil producing company to no. 335 in the Forbes Global 2000, which means no. 5 in the Russia internal race. ...


Russian Stolovaya – a short history

Russian stolovaya

A trip to Russia is not complete without a trip to a classic Soviet-style stolovaya. Usually translated into English as a canteen, the establishment of the Russian stolovaya is a nostalgic mark that adorns almost every street in the centre of St Petersburg and Moscow like a purified crystal from the rich furnace of Soviet history… Okay, that may be a little over the top, but when it’s virtually impossible to find a cheap meal for less than €6 in much of Western Europe, the student within me can’t help rejoicing at fair-priced food. Aside from its reasonable prices, the stolovaya has become an important part of everyday life; Russian people descend on these public canteens throughout the day to buy a cheap, pic ‘n’ mix style meal and take a break from the working day. The ...


5 Places To See When Visiting Moscow


This year I spent nearly 10 weeks in Moscow and was able to see a variety of sights. With this blog post, I want to help you save time during your stay and gather together the most important places to see when visiting this amazing city. The Red Square The Red Square is one of the oldest and most famous places in the world. In 1990 he was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is located in the center of the historic Moscow Old Town and lies in front of the eastern walls of the Kremlin. It is also located in the heart of St. Basil’s Cathedral, the Lenin Mausoleum and the architecturally impressive GUM department store. It’s name has nothing to do with the color of the walls around, but with the fact that the adjective “красный” (krasny) originally means “red&# ...