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20 Nov
2020

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 ...

05 Nov
2020

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. ...

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 ...

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, – ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

20 Jul
2020
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Very little is spoken of them, and usually, in unflattering terms – the Siberian tattoos, with a long history of tradition, are often associated with prison and crime. In reality, however, ...

15 Jul
2020
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Pskov is one of the oldest cities in Russia dating back to the year 903. The city used to sit on the border between Russia and Estonia before Russia took full control of the land; reminiscents ...