Category Archives: Discover Russia

23 Feb
2021
Yesterday, the historic celebration of ‘Defender of the Fatherland Day’, or День Защитника Отечества in Russian, took place. It’s a tradition already entrenched in history, but one that students from other countries may be unfamiliar with. This article will give you a quick rundown of what the day is about, its history, and how celebrations ...
23 Feb
2021
Всем привет! My name is Anna and I’m a third year student at the University of Bristol in the UK. I’m studying for a degree in French and Russian, and as part of my studies I have the chance to do a year abroad. I have spent the past five months in Paris working in ...
10 Feb
2021
In most countries, a reliable Covid vaccine is months away, at least for the rest of us. If you don’t belong to a risk group or are not over 75 yet you need to wait at least until summer before it is your turn. Not in Russia. Sputnik V is widely available not only to ...
11 Jan
2021
Have you heard about Astrid Lindgren? I bet you have. She is one of the most famous Swedish writers of all time. Her books are loved by all Swedes and I am sure that you have heard about some of them since she is also known worldwide. Her most famous books are about Pippi Longstocking, ...
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 ...