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20 Aug
2021
Este texto es una traducción al español del artículo escrito por Stacey Watson, que puedes encontrar en su idioma original haciendo click aquí.   Vladimir de Kiev, antes de aceptar el cristianismo y bautizar a toda la Rus de Kiev, era pagano. Al llegar al poder en 978, construyó un templo dedicado a 6 de ...
18 Aug
2021
5 Russian Soft Drinks you Need to Try When thinking of Russian drinks, it is most likely that vodka and other alcoholic drinks will spring to mind. However, there are lots of tasty soft drinks that are very popular in Russia. Here are 5 that I recommend trying. Kvas (Квас) Kvas is found in many ...
16 Aug
2021
Шапочное знакомство: The Russian Idiom for ‘A Nodding Acquaintance’ Шапочное знакомство (shapochnoye znakomstvo), is a Russian idiom that can be directly translated into English as ‘hat acquaintance’, but finds its idiom equivalent in the English phrase ‘a nodding acquaintance’. This idiom is used to describe the relationship that you have with someone who you don’t ...
13 Aug
2021
For the Love of Tvorog! 6 Russian Sweet Treats with Tvorog You Need to Try One thing that really shocked me when I first visited a Russian supermarket was the staggering amount of options available when it comes to tvorog (творог). Tvorog is a kind of curdled, strained cheese, and in the UK we refer ...
09 Aug
2021
Final Address: Plaques Commemorating the Victims of Political Repression in the USSR Final Address (Последний адрес) is an initiative founded by the association Memorial (Мемориал) which seeks to remember the victims of political repression during the Soviet period. This is done through placing small metal plaques outside the buildings where victims of political repression were ...
07 Aug
2021
Russia is a vast country with a complex and fascinating history. It has made important contributions to humanity and always leaves plenty to talk about. And of course, being the largest country in the world, it is not surprising that it hides many curious facts. If you want to find out some of them, this ...
02 Aug
2021
The Little-Known History of Kostroma’s Statue of Lenin I study at Durham University, which is twinned with the Russian city of Kostroma, located North-East of Moscow. This connection between the cities has led to me learning a lot about this town and its traditions. For me, one of the most interesting parts of the town ...
02 Aug
2021
The Ural Mountains One of our colleagues here at Liden & Denz just returned from a trip to the Ural mountains (otherwise known as the Urals), one of Russia’s many natural areas of beauty. Hearing about this amazing experience made me want to learn more about this region. Here’s what I found out: Where are ...
29 Jul
2021
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We are all a product of where we are from: every culture has its own sets of behaviours that we adopt, sometimes without being aware of it. Russia is no different. After three years of learning Russian, socialising with them and spending some time in Russia, I have noticed some typical Russian habits. Sometimes, I like ...
26 Jul
2021
What Studying Online at a Siberian University Taught Me About Siberia Through a university exchange, I had planned to study at Tomsk State University, in Siberia, for five months. However, like most people planning trips away have found, the pandemic decided that my travel plans were not to be. Instead, I spent this time studying ...