If I ask my Russian friends what they want to eat for breakfast, they will most likely answer: Syrniki! And I don’t blame them. Syrniki are super soft cottage cheese pancakes which can make your taste buds dance. Today I’ll try to share with you a bit of information about this national favourite and I ...
До свидания? I can’t believe I’m already writing this post! It seems like it was just yesterday when I arrived at the school and I met my teacher, classmates and the other interns for the first time. When I arrived the bright orange colour of the tree leaves was captivating me while walking on the ...
I was reading a Spanish newspaper a few days ago and I come across a headline that immediately caught my eye “Viktor, the traveller‘ fat cat that has turned famous in Russia”. Of course, it was impossible for me to overlook that tittle. It was promising to provide me with information about two of my ...
Russia is the biggest country in the world. It’s the perfect place where to get lost. Once you have visited the most popular places (Moscow, St. Petersburg, Sochi, Baikal lake…) why don’t you dare to discover the “real Russia”? I invite you to visit Yoshkar-Ola (Йошкар-Ола) where soviet buildings and fake Europe get together. A ...
As a European citizen, I’m used to travelling wherever I want without much restriction. Of course, some specific buildings or areas might be off-limits, but I had never heard about Closed Cities (Закрытое административно-территориальное образование ЗАТО in Russian) until I came to Russia. But what do they exactly mean by close city? The concept of ...
Which would be the perfect plan for a Halloween chilly evening? Watching Russian horror films! Although Halloween’s origins are not linked to Russia and the celebration is not as popular in the country as it can be in the USA or Ireland, Halloween has also taken over Russian territories. If you want to learn more ...
Applying for a visa can sometimes be a nightmare. I don’t know if you’ve ever seen the film “ The 12 tasks of Asterix”, but there’s a scene that marvellously depicts how I feel whenever I have to deal with this type of paperwork. I have done it several times already, but I still feel ...
Life is better with Mayonnaise. At least that what Russians seem to think. Food is a great way into a culture and, by understanding the past and present of Russian cuisine, we might be able to get a grasp of this fascinating culture. Whenever I think of Russian food sour cream, condensed milk and dill ...
Is there a better plan on a lazy rainy autumn evening in Russia than having some chill time at home while watching Netflix? There is! Watching Netflix and learning Russian at the same time! The use of films and TV series for language learning purposes is nothing new. But, the rapid growth of streaming video ...
So here I am, once again in Russia, starting a new adventure! My name is Miriam I’m from Basque Country, a beautiful small region in northern Spain, and I will be at Liden and Denz in St. Petersburg for the next two months. My duties in the cultural capital of the country will be to ...