Greetings from Moscow

Greetings from Moscow

Привет! Mеня зовут Nick, and I will be here with you for the next 3 months, writing from Moscow, Russia! About me I was born in Vietnam, but moved to Sweden when I was very young. After completing my Bachelor’s studies at Stockholm University, I began studying Russian! It is certainly a challenge. Many of… Continue reading

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The Seven Wonders: close-up of Russian nature

Travel around Russia

Since I’m a little forgetful, my bad, I might have omitted to tell you that nature is one of the things I love the most. That’s the reason why in today’s article I will list what I called “The Seven Russian Wonders”, that is, breathtaking examples of Russian nature dotted all around the country which… Continue reading

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Myths & stereotypes about Russia which are not true

Myths & stereotypes about Russia are not always true

Today marks the six month anniversary of my initial move to Russia in February, and my flight back to the UK. To find a way to say goodbye to this wonderful, crazy country, I thought I would take some classic stereotypes and bash them with my experiences. Russians are grumpy all the time It’s easy… Continue reading

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Small Dictionary of Russian Trains: Russian for travelling

Travelling by Russian trains

Travelling by Russian trains has always been a popular and cheap way to travel in Russia, and many do not think anything of journeys which last several days when venturing far. As a foreigner, travelling out of Moscow or Petersburg by train is a definite must-do. Not only do you get to explore outside the… Continue reading

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A Small Dictionary for Coffee in Russian

A guide related to coffee in Russian

Why am I writing a guide with a small dictionary about coffee in Russian? For me it’s the first week of Russian classes in St. Petersburg, which means that 1. After two weeks of vacation I need to start waking up early again, which means that 2. I need coffee. Luckily, right on the banks… Continue reading

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Moscow Museums for Free: Challenge Accepted

free museums

Moscow Museums for Free: Challenge Accepted Even if in the last years Moscow was believed to be one of the most expensive cities globally, now, due to the fall of the ruble, the cost of living in the Russian capital has decreased significantly. What a good news for tourists and expats! But wait, that’s not… Continue reading

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Top 5 places to make a wish in St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg is a city famous for its fairy-tale looks. The turrets of the Church of the Spilled Blood and the intricate architecture combine to make St. Petersburg a truly magical place. So, where better to make your dreams come true? I’ve tracked down some of the best places in the city where you can make… Continue reading

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Visiting Smolny Convent

Сmolny Sobor

Smolny Convent is located on Ploschad Rastrelli very close to the famous river Neva. It is composed of the Smolny Cathedral (Smolny Sobor) and the surrounding building complex, which was originally designed to become a nunnery. History The Russian Orthodox convent was built to house Elizabeth, the daughter of Peter the Great, who wanted to become a nun after… Continue reading

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