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19 Sep
2018

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 ...

14 Jun
2018

Top 5 things to do in St Petersburg during the White Nights
“It was a miraculous night…the sky was so starry and the sky so light” – Belye Nochi, F.M. Dostoevsky

The White ...

25 Aug
2017

Anyone who has had any interaction with me in the last few weeks will know that it is my birthday today – and that I still get about way too over-excited about it. To further fuel my ...

08 May
2017

Perhaps the most famous Russian holiday, Victory Day or 9 May celebrates the Soviet Union’s victory over Nazi Germany in the Second World War (or “Great Patriotic War”, as Russians call it). ...

08 Mar
2017

Every year on March 8th Russian women become the center of attention. This day is reserved for Russian men to pamper their wife, girlfriend, mother, sisters and favorite female co-workers with ...

21 Feb
2017

The Russian holiday Maslenitsa (Масленица), also called ‘Butterweek’, is taking place from 20th-26th of February this year. If you have not heard of Maslenitsa before, you might want to think ...

04 May
2016

Привет всем!

Today I’d like to continue to talk about art and music of the russian culture. Within some days (May 7) will be the birthday of one of the most famous russian composer: ...

02 May
2016

May has officially begun! And in Russia this means that also the “майские праздники” (May holidays) had started. Russian people really loves these holidays because they finally can relax and ...

29 Apr
2016

A glimpse of Russian Easter festivities!
As everybody knows, Russian Easter never coincides with the Catholic Easter. It is always some weeks later and this year will fall on the next ...

05 Oct
2015

On the 5th of October more than one million high school teachers and 350 000 thousand universities teachers throughout Russia are being honoured as part of the Russian Teachers Day ...

04 Sep
2015

This Saturday 5th of September, Moscow will be celebrating the 868th  anniversary of its foundation.
The city has received a total makeover during these last few days: flowers planted, ...

11 Jun
2015

Do you know that tomorrow, the 12th of June, is a national holiday in Russia? Do you know why? As you will learn from this post, even Russians are not exactly sure why tomorrow is a day off. ...