Posts by: Philip Forstinger

31 Oct
2017
It’s that time of the year again, where you dress up in a terrifying costume and scare your friends: it’s Halloween. Of course, you know that every country has its own creepy and scary characters; like how British people have Jack the Ripper or the Austrians have ‘Krampus’. But what about Russia? Do the people ...
13 Oct
2017
Every country has its own sports, like how Brazil has football or Austria has skiing. And Russia is no different. This blog is all about the wealth of sport that you can watch as a spectator or even take part in whilst in Russia. Sombo (Самбо) Sombo is a very popular material art which actually has ...
06 Oct
2017
Whether you’re learning the Russian language or are just a movie lover, have a read through these five suggestions – I’m only going to provide you with the best! Брат (1997) This film is a classic from 1997 as it should be. Translated into English it means brother. It is known all over the world ...
03 Oct
2017
Sometimes we all have to take a break from fast-paced life in the city, even if it is just for one day. If you are living in St. Petersburg, It doesn’t really matter whether you’re living here for a long period or just staying for a few days as a tourist. With the following tips ...
29 Sep
2017
Every county has its own little characteristics, mannerism or even superstitions. But what about opinion of Russia? You might have heard something about their stereotypes but not all of them are true or even false interpreted. Let’s put them to the test and see what’s really going on. Old versus new spirit When people think ...
25 Sep
2017
Here we go again with some nice figures of speech translated from Russian into English. This time we’re doing it in a slightly different way! This topic is all about a conversation with your colleague or friend at a restaurant, exchanging funny phrases which are fitting to the current situation. Every phrase can be used ...
21 Sep
2017
St. Petersburg has a lot of sights and conventional activities on offer, such as visiting the Hermitage or a day trip to Peterhof. But what original, unconventional activities can you do here? And what about the slightly unusual sights, just waiting to be discovered? Well, have a read of the following blog and you’ll discover ...
18 Sep
2017
Exploring new countries and places can be a huge adventure, especially when it comes to somewhere like Russia. If you want to start your journey well, I recommend you to read through the following tips, they’ll help make your day that much easier. It all starts with the language As I already mentioned in my ...
11 Sep
2017
АБВ? Understand the Russian alphabet It’s always hard learning a new language, particularly when it has a completely different alphabet! If you’re from Europe you’re used to Latin letters and so things can certainly get a little challenging when you make the transition to Cyrillic. But, don’t worry! With the following hints you’ll be able ...
07 Sep
2017
When you travel to a foreign country, the arrival or the journey itself might be slightly difficult. BUT when you don’t know what the weather is going to be like, that’s when the real challenge starts – at home! I’d like to think I’ve got this particular situation under control, because I’ve already been to ...