До Свидания Moscow!

Moscow

До Свидания Moscow! I can’t believe how quickly my month in Moscow has gone! It seems like just yesterday that I nervously came to my first class! The time has flown by, but it was one of the funnest and busiest months of my life! My time at Liden and Denz has been fantastic. I don’t have… Continue reading

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A Weekend at The Russian Dacha

Russian Dacha

A Weekend at The Russian Dacha For many Muscovites, a weekend in the summer means escaping the heat and crowds of the city by spending time at an out of town cottage, known in Russian as a dacha or дача. The dacha is an important place for many Russians. It is a place to relax and recuperate… Continue reading

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The Best Burger in Moscow: Part III

Moscow Best Burger

The Best Burger in Moscow: Part III My final burger recommendation from my time in Moscow is a little more unusual. Although Moscow (and Russia) may at times seem like a meat lover’s playground, vegetarianism is a growing trend. Fresh (Фреш) is a restaurant which serves only vegetarian food for Moscow’s vegetarian community, and people… Continue reading

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The Best Burger in Moscow: Part II

Best Moscow Burger

The Best Burger in Moscow: Part II My search for the best burger in Moscow continued at #FARSH (#ФАРШ). #FARSH is part of the Novikov group of restaurants which includes a wide range of different establishments, but there are two branches of the #FARSH chain. One (the one that we visited) is conveniently located for… Continue reading

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The Best Burger in Moscow: Part I

Best Moscow Burger

The Best Burger in Moscow: Part I During my time in Russia, I have really enjoyed all of the traditional food I have tried, especially the summer soup okroshka, but recently I have been craving a British pub food classic (and American diner staple!) – a burger. My quest to find the best burger in… Continue reading

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Klaustrophobia in Moscow

Discover Moscow quests

Klaustrophobia in Moscow When my Russian host (and close friend) asked me if I wanted to be locked into a room in an unspecified room in Moscow and spend an hour interpreting clues to find the way out I was a little apprehensive. Some gentle persuasion later and I agreed. The challenges, or quests, are… Continue reading

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How the Dynasty Begun With Michael I – The First Romanov

Romanov

How the Dynasty Begun With Michael I – The First Romanov 12th July was the birthday of Michael (Михаил) Romanov of Russia. Michael was the first Tsar of the house of Romanov in 1613. The dynasty lasted for 300 years on the Russian throne. Nicholas II and his family celebrated its tercentenary in 1913, but… Continue reading

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The Treaty of Tilsit

this day in history 7 July

The Treaty of Tilsit On 7th July 1807, Napoleon and Alexander I signed the Treaty of Tilsit, which marked the end of the war between Russia and France. The treaty was unusual in that it was signed on a raft in the middle of the Neman river near the town of Tilsit, which is now… Continue reading

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