Category Archives: Discover Russia - Page 5

17 May
2021
Russia is well-known for its fabulous classical music. However, it’s not always easy to recall exactly who gave Russia this reputation. You may have heard of at least a few Russian composers (perhaps Tchaikovsky) but beyond names, it can be difficult to recall any facts about them if you haven’t ever studied music, let alone ...
06 May
2021
Victory Day in Russia is coming up at the end of this week, and as usual, there is plenty planned. The annual parade will take place this year, having been postponed last year due to the pandemic, as well as the Immortal Regiment. Of course, May 9th only happens once a year; however, there are ...
29 Apr
2021
Recent research, conducted by GSK, clearly demonstrates the significant impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on people’s behaviour and attitudes towards much milder forms of illness. The findings, published in July 2020, show that a significant proportion of people are taking more precautions than ever before to ward off pesky colds, flus and sore ...
22 Apr
2021
Happy Earth Day 2021! Today, April 22nd, is the day when around the world people take time to reflect on and show support for the natural world, and all we can do to help it. The day has taken place annually for over 50 years; it was even the date chosen for the main signing ...
22 Apr
2021
It may seem that the tourist trail in St Petersburg is all about the city’s imperial past: the palaces of Peter the Great and Catherine the Great, the Peter and Paul Fortress and the Fabergé eggs. But, if you only know where to look, you can delve into a different facet of the city’s history: ...
12 Apr
2021
If you’ve ever been lucky enough to visit Russia, you will probably have tasted Russian cuisine and marvelled at the variety of dishes on offer. However, did you know that some Russian specialities are also widely available in the UK? Here’s a list of the top five Russian foods you might find in Britain. 1. ...
06 Apr
2021
You might never have heard of Ералаш, or Yeralash (English: Mishmash), but in Russia, it is one of the best known children’s programmes. It has been running for over 45 years in Russia, and it recently made headlines after its creator, Boris Grachevsky, sadly passed away earlier this year. Yeralash, however, is perhaps one of ...
06 Apr
2021
St Petersburg has an abundance of cool brunch spots right in the city centre. With so many to choose from, it can be difficult to know which places are worth a visit.  So, here are a few spots that I have tried and tested, and some more that I have been eying up online, and ...
30 Mar
2021
According to a Gallup poll conducted in January 2021, only 30% of Russian respondents felt that their compatriots would be willing to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. It is no wonder then, that a number of celebrities and politicians have taken it upon themselves to endorse the three Russian vaccines currently in circulation: spear-heading efforts to ...
26 Mar
2021
A small city with a big reputation, Oxford is one of the UK’s most renowned places to visit. There are many attractive features of the city and its surrounding countryside – the town centre is old, beautiful, and boasts buildings dating back to the 11th century; the birthplace of Winston Churchill, Blenheim Palace, is only ...