“Superstition is the Poetry of Life……

……both build an imaginary world.”  Who would know better than Johann Wolfgang Goethe? – Russians do! Their amount, creativity and variety of superstitions is second to none. They have numerous beliefs and customs which you should know about while spending time in Russia. I would like to tell you about the ones I experienced to… Continue reading


Who needs the sun when you have the banya?

Russian Banya

Morning football со своей командой (with my team) is a weekly highlight here in Saint Petersburg. Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the year, we meet at 8 am close to the Smolensky cemetery on Vasilyevsky Island to play five-a-side. Outdoors during summer and, luckily, indoors during winter. Around once a month the team gathers in the next-door… Continue reading