5 top tips when travelling by sleeper trains

One week before leaving Russia, I finally decided to do the famous travel St. Petersburg-Moscow by sleeper train. I know that for Russian people this is a normal travel (as a matter of fact they consider these trains обычные поезда – normal trains), but I was so excited about doing this for the first time.… Continue reading

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A Small Dictionary of St. Petersburg Metro

As every authentic big city, St. Petersburg has its own metro: this is the most useful mean of transport, especially if you need to reach a distant place very quickly or if you have to travel from an extremity of the city to the other.   Maybe during the summer, it would be better to enjoy… Continue reading

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5 things never to say or do in Russia

We have already talked about Russian superstitions in our blog before (check the article here), but there are also other interesting Russian habits that you certainly will experience when travelling in this country. Sometimes, it’s better to learn what NOT to do if you want to fit in or at least produce a good impression… Continue reading

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Learn Russian on Skype with the elderly native speakers

If you’re learning a foreign language, I’m sure that at least once you wondered how long would it take to speak fluently or to understand all the different shades of meaning typical of each language. And especially if you’re studying Russian you have probably already thought that it would be much easier if you had… Continue reading

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Savior of the Honey Feast Day (Медовый спас)

If you love celebrating Russian festivities, you will have plenty of choices during the summer! August is the most productive month of the year, when Slavic people celebrate three different Saviour (спас) days: the first one is the Savior of the Honey Feast Day, on the 14th of August, then the Savior of the Apple… Continue reading

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