Feeling Festive: Moscow’s Seasonal Skating Rinks

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Feeling Festive: Moscow’s Seasonal Skating Rinks So the snow is here to stay (along with the rain and sleet and whatever else was going on yesterday evening) and for me, a girl from a city that didn’t have a single snowflake last winter, that means getting ready for Christmas or, if you will be spending… Continue reading

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Grunt and Squeak and Squawk with the Animals

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Grunt and Squeak and Squawk with the Animals There are always some vocab lists that get neglected, and it isn’t until you really need a word that you realize you just don’t know it! One of those lists for me was animal vocab. Despite being an animal lover, many words slipped under my Russian radar… Continue reading

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Ice Ice Baby: How Not to Slip

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Ice Ice Baby: How Not to Slip So the snow has begun to fall in Moscow and although that may bring pretty landscapes and much frolicking, it also brings treachery… especially at the moment, when the layer of snow is thin and prone to melting and refreezing whilst the temperatures fluctuate about zero. On the one… Continue reading

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Live Stream to Moscow

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Live Stream to Moscow I may be harping on a bit about the theatre scene in Moscow, but bear with me whilst I quickly tell you about something important for all theatre freaks in the Russian capital: you can enjoy the best of theatre, ballet and opera from around the world (and from Britain in… Continue reading

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More than just Cosmetics: Lush Russia

Lush Russia

More than just Cosmetics: Lush Russia When I studied abroad during university and started to feel a bit homesick, I had the perfect cure: go to a Brithish Lush Russia shop. That may seem strange to most but having worked for Lush as a sales assistant, the smell of their shops is like the smell… Continue reading

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A Night at the Theatre: The Dog in the Manger at The Satire Theatre

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A Night at the Theatre: The Dog in the Manger at The Satire Theatre I love going to the theatre. Whether it’s to see a musical or a serious drama, a comedy or a ballet, the theatre always leaves me with the feeling that I’ve spent my time (and money) well. Be it in the… Continue reading

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Moskvarium: Not a Whale of a Time

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Moskvarium: Not a Whale of a Time It is no secret that my favourite place in Moscow is and always has been VDNKh (ВДНХ). So imagine my disappointment and distress when, in 2015, I found out what the latest attraction in the park was to be: the biggest aquarium in Europe. Although I have been… Continue reading

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Nourish Your Language: Foodie Words Refashioned

Nourish Your Language

Nourish Your Language: Foodie Words Refashioned Russian language is rich with proverbs, idioms, slang and aphorisms, and Russians don’t shy away from employing them! Being a lover of food, and a lover of language, I thought I would put together a handful of my favourite sayings and alternative definitions, all related to the most common… Continue reading

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