Category Archives: Discover Russia

20 Nov
2020
Happy Birthday to Mikhail Lomonosov, the father of Russian science! On 19th November 1711 Mikhail Vasilievich Lomonosov was born in a small village in the far north of Russia. His life was relatively short, but his love for learning took him far and earned him his reputation as the founding father of Russian science. Read ...
05 Nov
2020
Russian scientists who invented things we use every day You will probably have heard of Dmitriy Mendeleev, the inventor of the periodic table, and Mikhail Lomonosov, who discovered the law of conservation of mass and founded Moscow State Uni. Russian scientists have always been very busy, yet there are many names which are not widely ...
22 Sep
2020
The Altai Republic is one of Russia’s hidden treasures. It is situated in Siberia in the Altai Mountains and borders Mongolia and Kazakhstan. The republic is known for its incredible landscape consisting of bodies of water winding through mountain ranges. And although the landscape is reason enough to visit this Siberian gem, that’s not all ...
21 Sep
2020
Land of great contrasts, Russia stands before the eyes of us foreigners as an obscure, elusive land. Few among those who were not born there – and perhaps not even those who are, – can say to have fully understood it. Proof of this is also its extremely heterogeneous cultural heritage, which through its literature, ...
28 Aug
2020
A summer like no other! Now it is time to say goodbye. 2020 has certainly been a rollercoaster for everyone. That said, I want to focus on the good things! Though stuck in Sweden with no option to travel, I was able to attend 3 months of Russian online courses at Liden & Denz via ...
24 Aug
2020
Do you find the different Russian national holidays to be unclear? You are not alone. For instance, Russia Day on June 12 is the official National Day of Russia, above all other national holidays, yet polls in 2015 show that less than half of Russians consider it a holiday and less than half gets to ...
15 Aug
2020
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I have spent the past 5 months in Russia, and there are a handful of apps that I use on a regular basis. I thought I would share them with you to make your trip a bit easier! Yandex Taxi Yandex Taxi is one of the best ways to order a taxi in Russia. Uber ...
07 Aug
2020
I notice that all my friends are away on summer vacation, except me who, of course, continues with Russian. 😉 Since it is summer and people have free time, I will recommend three modern Russian novels for those wanting to dive into modern Russian literature this summer. I assume the classics are already well-known, so ...
05 Aug
2020
It is an uncertain time for travelers, as countries impose travel bans and the situation changes from one day to the next. The same goes for travel to Russia, which has begun changing the rules for certain foreigners.  What are these rules, exactly? You can find more detailed rules below: Destinations From August 1, flights ...
27 Jul
2020
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Under the Soviet Union, most people with tattoos have one thing in common: membership in criminal gangs. The tattoo system among them is quite complicated. The type of tattoo traced back to their place of imprisonment or their status in these organisations. Underground tattoo culture took on a life of its own, beyond simply art. So ...