Category Archives: Russian culture

08 May
2021
A Short History of День Победы Victory Day is one of the most important celebrations in Russia. It marks the end of the Great Patriotic War (1941-1945). On 8 May 1944 at 22.45, Berlin time, Nazi Germany signed an act of Unconditional Surrender: this equated to 00.43, Moscow time, hence why Victory Day is marked ...
02 May
2021
This year Russian Easter (Пасха) falls on 2 May. Пасха is the largest Russian Orthodox celebration of the year and calls for a lot of entertaining. At the heart of which, of course, lies food! Пасха wouldn’t be the same without its two most-loved desserts: kulich and paskha. So, what exactly are these sweet treats, and ...
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 ...
14 Apr
2021
As well as being the lead vocalist of the epic death-metal band MegaDragon, Nathan Paul is currently studying Russian online with Liden and Denz. His five-piece band is based in China and has been making music for approximately two years. Here Nathan explains what motivated him to learn Russian, gives some useful tips for learning ...
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 ...