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20 Aug
2021
Russia is known for its complex bureaucracy. I remember reading an article on the Guardian years ago about how simple tasks, such as dry-cleaning your clothes, can take a lot of paperwork and ...
07 Aug
2021
Russia is a vast country with a complex and fascinating history. It has made important contributions to humanity and always leaves plenty to talk about. And of course, being the largest country ...
02 Aug
2021
The Little-Known History of Kostroma’s Statue of Lenin I study at Durham University, which is twinned with the Russian city of Kostroma, located North-East of Moscow. This connection between the ...
30 Jul
2021
Interesting Characters Found in Russian Folklore Reading fairy tales and folklore can tell you a lot about a country and its culture. Russian folklore is full of interesting recurring characters, ...
29 Jul
2021
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We are all a product of where we are from: every culture has its own sets of behaviours that we adopt, sometimes without being aware of it. Russia is no different. After three years of learning ...
16 Jul
2021
5 Soviet Films You Can Watch on YouTube Since 2011, Mosfilm (Мосфильм) has been uploading many of its classic films on YouTube for free. If you are interested in Soviet cinema, this is a great ...
28 Jun
2021
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Foreigns in Russia will no doubt have encountered things or people they do not understand. Sometimes, this makes life complicated. Other times, it makes for a funny situation. Maybe something ...
15 Mar
2021
Contrary to what many people might imagine, Soviet supermarket shelves were not stacked with rows of brand-less commodities. In fact, the process of brand-creation was closely tied to the State’s ...
13 Oct
2020
New intern Olivia: Freshly arrived and very happy! I’m Olivia, a third year student of German and Russian at Cambridge University, UK. This year I’m on my year abroad, so I spent the ...
05 Sep
2020
Moscow is home to many great architectural styles from old to modern, extraordinary, phenomenal and much more. The Russian capital offers many buildings which are definitely worth seeing. Keep on ...
08 Jun
2020
Around 280 million people in the world speak Russian, which is very likely to be one of the reasons why also you decided to try to learn it. However, this number doesn’t include the people ...
02 Jun
2020
Russian poet, English essayist and American citizen, Brodsky was born 80 years ago in St. Petersburg before living a unique life and leaving an important influence in international literature. ...