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24 Sep
2021
Sustainable Travel to Russia: From Some of Europe’s Biggest Cities to Russia  Although current restrictions may be impeding our chances to travel, the ability to hanker after a future trip has ...
18 Sep
2021
5 Things to See at the Berthold Centre, St. Petersburg The Berthold Centre is a creative space in St. Petersburg which has been developed in a former factory. It is composed of a large courtyard, ...
15 Sep
2021
Goodbye Liden & Denz! After a busy two months, it’s time for me to say goodbye to Liden & Denz St. Petersburg. My Russian has improved immeasurably, I’ve learnt a lot about Russian ...
10 Sep
2021
Whale Watching in Russia: Where Can You Spot Whales in Russia? It is not rare for whales to pass through the waters which surround Russia, and in some regions of Russia a profitable tourism ...
01 Sep
2021
Botanical Garden of Peter the Great: Things to Know Before You Visit St. Petersburg’s Botanical Garden On St. Petersburg’s Aptekarsky Island, the green paradise of the city’s Botanical Garden can ...
30 Aug
2021
Eurovision and Russia: Everything You Need to Know I am a big Eurovision fan, and I find the attitudes of different countries towards Eurovision to be extremely interesting. Russia has ...
27 Aug
2021
Sword of Damocles: What Is This Saying and How Can I Use It in Russian? You may have heard the saying Sword of Damocles being used in English, for example when somebody says that there is a Sword ...
25 Aug
2021
What is the Russian Авось? Авось is a widely used Russian saying which expresses a very specific concept. Although you may find that it is often translated as ‘perhaps’ or ‘with hope’, these ...
23 Aug
2021
A Guide to Buying a SIM Card in Russia Having the ability to gain access to the internet at any moment whilst abroad is extremely useful, especially in cities where many things, from looking at a ...
20 Aug
2021
Erarta St. Petersburg: Things to Know Before Your Visit Erarta is located in St. Petersburg, and is Russia’s largest private museum of contemporary art. The museum mainly features works by ...
18 Aug
2021
5 Russian Soft Drinks you Need to Try When thinking of Russian drinks, it is most likely that vodka and other alcoholic drinks will spring to mind. However, there are lots of tasty soft drinks ...
16 Aug
2021
Шапочное знакомство: The Russian Idiom for ‘A Nodding Acquaintance’ Шапочное знакомство (shapochnoye znakomstvo), is a Russian idiom that can be directly translated into English as ‘hat ...