The 400th anniversary of the Romanov dynasty

After the mixed up Times of Troubles following the death of Ivan IV, a spark of hope came from the ascension to the Russian throne of Mikhail Romanov (Михаил Романов) in 1613. This event marked the beginning of the Romanov reign. The Romanovs ruled Russia until 1917, and 2013 marks the 400th anniversary of their… Continue reading

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10 Strange Russian Superstitions

When I first arrived in Russia, I never understood why putting my handbag on the floor was such a big deal. After the hundredth time of being told to put it on the chair next to me, I discovered there is actually a superstition attached to it – putting your bag on the floor will… Continue reading

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Raw Garden Riga

Raw Garden Riga

Raw Garden Riga In this Blog article I would like to present you a very interesting and delicious place to eat. Raw garden is a chain of restaurants and food stores in Riga, founded in 2011. The philosophy of Raw Garden is all about natural and healthy food.  Additives, preservatives, colorants, trans fats, white flour and sugar… Continue reading

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