Что такое бабье лето? – What does бабье лето mean?

Бабье лето - Moscow

The first three days I spent in Moscow were cold, windy and cloudy. It seemed autumn was already here. Then, on September 13th at 10am it stopped raining and the sun suddenly came out. The teacher in class told us бабье лето had just started. А что такое бабье лето (what does бабье лето mean)? It literally means “old women’s… Continue reading

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5 St. petersburg parks you will love in autumn

st. petersburg parks in autumn

In Saint Petersburg there are more than 200 parks and gardens, all with a lovely atmosphere. In the parks the soul of the city is captured. The ‘jewel of Imperial Russia’ is also considered one of the greenest Russian cities. The parks are especially gorgeous when the leaves start to turn red and when autumn… Continue reading

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Small dictionary of Autumn

Autumn is one of the most beautiful and colourful times of the year. It’s a poetic season during which Russia strongly reveals her beauty: colours change from green into gold, while leaves begin to fall. Let’s learn some words and expressions related to Russian autumn through this small dictionary! 1) Бабье лето (Indian summer) A final… Continue reading

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Impressions of the Autumn Festival of Lights 2016

My impressions about the Autumn Festival of Lights! As announced, one of the most spectacular festivals of the year took place in Saint Petersburg during this weekend and our expectations were more than excelled. I visited the Autumn Festival of Lights 2016 with two friends of mine on Friday, 5th November and Saturday, 6th at… Continue reading

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Autumn Festival of Lights Saint Petersburg 2016

The Autumn Festival of Lights 2016 is getting closer! Saint Petersburg is not only a cultural city in the north of Russia with many beautiful sights, but also known for the countless great annual festivals that are organized there. One of the most beautiful is getting closer and closer. The Autumn Festival of Lights – An… Continue reading

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A Walk in the Sokolniki Park: The City of Moscow

Sokolniki Park

A Walk in the Sokolniki Park: The City of Moscow In Russian: “Я глуяю в парке” One of my favourite things to do is walk around a city park. Here you are able to watch how people and nature interact.  Visitors are exposed to the importance of nature as it contrasts with the city around them. … Continue reading

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Dachas: An Essential Part of the Russian Landscape

Russian Dacha Experience

My journey outside of the city center Дача (Dacha) has no direct translation in the English language, often being referred to as a “summer home”. However, the reality and culture surrounding dacha’s is entirely more complex. The term became part of Russian culture during the Empire, referencing plots of lands gifted by the Tsar. During… Continue reading

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Kolomenskoe Park

Even though this last week has not been the best weather wise, today was a beautiful day to walk around Kolomenskoe park and to watch the transition from summer to autumn. The park, situated in the South of Moscow on the bank of the river Moskova, was a former royal estate. During an insurecction, Peter… Continue reading

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