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17 Apr
2014
Tram is Fast – An Epiphany After Moscow Traffic Jam Like in any big city, Moscow Traffic Jam is an experience of its own. Moscow is mired in daily traffic. This is a real problem, since every day, thousands of users spend some time blocked on the road. Did you know that Moscow is now the city ...
17 Apr
2014
The recent incident in which Russian TV channel TVT censored a mild swear-word caused great hilarity among TV viewers. Russian law states certain expletives, as laid down in an official list, must be bleeped out on television. A very sensible law in today’s world, many would be inclined to comment. However, during the recent airing ...
11 Apr
2014
There is no doubt, that these two cities are the heart of Russia, both culturally and historically. It is also true that when the rest of the world refers to Russia, we talk mainly of these two cities that are also the two largest  of the country. When Peter the Great decided to build St. ...
11 Apr
2014
9 Moscow Districts You Should Pay a Visit Numerous Moscow Districts only add to the charm this lady possesses. For its size, it is not difficult to imagine that Moscow has a large number of districts (районы) ! There are twelve « okrug »: nine are within the town, and the last three  outside (Zelenogradsky, Novomosky ...
11 Apr
2014
Everyone knows what the Bolshoi theatre is, as symbolic for Russia as the Eiffel Tower is for  France or Big Ben for England. Its image is also on the Russian bill of 100 rubles. It was the place of many historic openings such as the famous ballet “Swan Lake” in 1877 (and still played today!) ...
11 Apr
2014
Usually in a museum, we visit with the eyes. And sometimes, just looking can be boring. But with Kolomna Pastila museum, all your senses are awakened! Let yourself be carried away by the smell and taste of pastila! The place lives and breathes: a living museum to savor! You can visit the old factory and ...
11 Apr
2014
Exploring Moscow Metropolitan Subway When you arrive in Moscow, there is something you cannot miss: the subway. Usually we consider it as a means of transport. But here it is more than that! Metro stations are real works of art of socialist realism: they are called “underground palaces”. I urge you to go stroll in ...
11 Apr
2014
In Russia this emerging class of young entrepreneurs has been dubbed Kreativi. They make up Russia’s urbanised, internet-using population that has embraced the globalised world, new Russia’s turbo-capitalism and have brought back a sense of urban dynamism to Russia’s major cities after the troubles of the 90’s. The Russian creative class has established itself in ...
01 Apr
2014
People don’t tend to think of Russians as having a sense of humour, but the Russian government really proved them wrong with an April Fool’s joke on their Twitter page! The first of April is traditionally a day of pranks, and The Foreign Ministry joined in with a Tweet saying it was going to “adopt ...
25 Mar
2014
President Vladimir Putin has launched a programme to improve the physical fitness of Russians all across the country! The programme, similar to an old Soviet-era plan introduced under Stalin, will “pay homage to our national historical traditions” and is aiming to help improve the fitness of Russia’s citizens by improving sport facilities and promoting healthy ...