A war of words: Nobel Prize winners for Russian Literature

Ivan Bunin in 1933 “for the strict artistry with which he has carried on the classical Russian traditions in prose writing”. It was the first time a Nobel Prize had been awarded to someone in exile, in essence honouring the value of literature as a median distinct from politics. Bunin, like may other Russians at… Continue reading

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Typical sports in Russia

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… Continue reading

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Birthday traditions in Russia

All over the world there are different birthday traditions. Every country has its twist on celebrating this special day. It is common around the world to give some presents and sing the “Happy Birthday” song, but Russia has some different ways of celebrating too. The length of the message All over Europe it is getting… Continue reading

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5 Russian movies you must see

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… Continue reading

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Different places, different faces

Every county has its own little characteristics, mannerism or even superstitions. But what about the people from 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… Continue reading

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