Tag Archives: DiscoverRussia - Page 2

14 Jan
2016
First of all, I would like to congratulate all of you on behalf our school, for those who are arriving or whether you are coming back from holidays and will stay longer, happy new year! (С Новым Годом, с новым счастьем!!!) I want to draw your attention to the school’s cultural program, because this weeks I ...
14 Jan
2016
I’m sure you already know this international application that you can use to travel in your own country or abroad for a cheaper price compared with airplanes, trains and buses; however, the main target of it, is to turn strangers, completely unknown people, into friends. you would probably think it is impossible to do this, ...
14 Jan
2016
Kamchatka was founded on the Kamchatka Peninsula in 2007. Petropavlovsk-Kamchatski is the oldest town of Russian Far East with 196 thousand residents. The climate on the peninsula and the islands is severe with long and frosty winters (average  —25°C), and short, chilly and rainy summers (average +12°C). The nature of the Kamchatka Territory has an amazing ...
14 Jan
2016
Socialist Realism is the officially dominating art style for 50 years from the early 1930s. The style and content was set by the state in order to show the purpose of socialism and communism. There were some artists like Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin (Кузьма Петров Водкин), Isaak Brodsky (Исак Бродски), Alexander Samokhvalov and Yuri Pimenov (Юри Пименов) who ...
25 Jul
2015
The most comfortable and efficient way to get around Saint Petersburg and Moscow is definitely the metro: it’s the fastest and easiest way for tourists and people that don’t know very much the city; in addition some metro stations are surprisingly beautiful, as real palace. But if one travels only underground he or she will ...
30 Jun
2015
Dining SSSR style: Good Old Stolovaya Добро пожаловать в СССР! (Dobro pozhalovat v SSSR!) When you arrive in Russia and you start to look around to find a place to eat you notice a widespread “phenomenon” called Столовая (Stolovaya). These are public cafeteria-restaurants that you can find everywhere in Russia and can be considered part ...
06 Jun
2015
Living in Russia for 6 months now has taught me that Russians have a sweet tooth. Many of their typical desserts are based on tvorog, condensed milk, berries, and more. And they are all very tasty! So I thought about telling you some of their most popular sweet treats for you to try when you ...
24 Apr
2015
Ярославль – located about 250 kilometers from Moscow, this city carries over 1,000 years of Russian history and is one of the Golden Ring cities of Russia. Yaroslavl is the home to the first theatre in Russia – The Volkov Theater, named after Fyodor Volkov. The theatre today hosts many classical and modern works from ...
01 Apr
2015
Stolle Pies – The best пироги in town! In my opinion, Stolle pies are the best пироги – pies – in town. The atmosphere of their cafés intends to reflect the end of 19th and early 20th centuries, with oak floors, very sturdy wooden doors, cast brass chandeliers, and leather sofas. The recipes of these ...
30 Mar
2015
On March 29th 1891, the Russian Tsar Alexander III gave wings to a project that would take around 14 years to be completed. The Trans Siberian Railway today stretches up to 9288 kilometers, connecting European Russia with Siberia and the Far Eastern provinces. It was a long, arduous process that, at times, involved more than ...