Student interview: Maurits (29) left the Netherlands to start a business in Russia

Maurits is a 29-year-old Dutchman who decided to quit a job in a big company, move to Russia and start one on his own. Straight after graduating business school in 2014, he started working for a well-renowned company in the Netherlands, but the 9-to-5 lifestyle did not suit him and eventually he did what most… Continue reading


Moscow Vegetarian Expo – Oct 1 & 2

Moscow Vegetarian

“So, are you going to eat meat while you’re in Russia?” If it’s possible, I believe everyone I have ever met asked me this question as I prepared for my journey.  My commitment to vegetarianism was questioned so many times that I genuinely believed I would give in while abroad. I became convinced that the… Continue reading


День Победы – Victory Day

Victory Day or День Победы is a very important day in Russia and has been for a very long time, as it marks the day that Nazi Germany capitulated to the Soviet Union in the Second World War, known as the Great Patriotic War in the Soviet Union. Following the signing of the surrender document just… Continue reading