Food for Thought: What is Russian Lent?

What is Russian Lent? The Great Fast (Великий Пост) is an extremely important period for Russian Orthodox believers. By abstaining from certain foods and behaviours, they prepare their bodies and minds for Easter (Пасха). As a vegetarian, I think that Lent is a great time to be in Russia – basically every restaurant has a… Continue reading

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Top 10 List of Moscow’s Best Bookstores

Moscow's best bookstores

Moscow Bookstores Moscow is among the best cities in the world to buy books. Being that Moscow is so diverse, the city naturally has a plethora of great bookstores for all types of readers. Maybe you’re into crime, or romance, or some wacky combination of the two, or you just want a souvenir to take… Continue reading

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Three months have passed – goodbye Saint-Petersburg

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Three months have passed – goodbye Saint-Petersburg This is the second time I have lived for a period of three months in Russia’s second largest city. Last time I went to Saint-Petersburg, the whole city was new to me. To explore the city I strolled around a lot, and got to know many interesting places.… Continue reading

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Quick Tips: Discovering Moscow’s Winter Wonderland

Moscow's Winter Wonderland

Moscow’s Winter Wonderland Moscow’s winters are long. Really long. Five months out of the year temperatures rarely rise above freezing. So it’s no surprise Muscovites have a few tricks up their sleeves for having loads of fun through winters that seem to stretch on forever. We’ve compiled a list of the most fun ways to… Continue reading

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Delicious Russian Piroshki You Can Make At Home

Russian Piroshki

Delicious Russian Piroshki Learning how to cook a country’s cuisine is the best thing you can do to truly appreciate the richness of a new culture. And here in Russia, there’s certainly no shortage of mouth-watering foods you can make right in your own kitchen. Here’s a recipe for one of our favorites, the delicious… Continue reading

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