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


2 Most Famous Writers of Russian Fables And Fairy Tales

Russian fables

2 Most Famous Writers of Russian Fables And Fairy Tales Russia has a long tradition of fairy tales and fables. Krylov is the most famous writer of fables, and he is considered the Russian La Fontaine. On the other hand, Afanasyev’s fairy tales are regarded as the Russian equivalent to the Brothers Grimm’s ones. Ivan… Continue reading


10 Things You (Probably) Didn’t Know About Language Learning

After six years of studying Russian, I thought I knew pretty much everything about learning a foreign language. Sat my exams? Check. Read foreign literature? Check. Move to Russia? Check! However, I wanted to find out more about how we actually learn languages and how they affect us socially and even biologically. Read on to… Continue reading