Guide to Russian winter holidays

Winter holidays in Russia The winter holidays season has already started. For religious Russians, this means that a 40 day fasting period which began on the 28th of November. Nevertheless, not least because of the influence of western habits, this time has been adapted more to the western Europe pre-Christmas habits, which is characterized by… Continue reading

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Summer in Texas, Winter in Russia

I feel betrayed. Absolutely betrayed. It’s been three whole days in Moscow and I haven’t seen a single bear, a trace of snow or even a bottle of vodka. I flew all the way from Texas… for this?! To be fair, the first time I came to Russia was by accident. Well, as accidentally as… Continue reading

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Met at Liden & Denz: Bruno Zoller

Bruno Zoller is a Swiss choir singer. Here is his story: How did you come up with the idea to learn Russian and why in Russia? I sing in a Swiss choir which sings Russian orthodox songs and I would like to understand more of what I am singing. A lot of people consider learning… Continue reading

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