What’s With All the Flowers in Russia?

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You don’t need to spend a long time in Russia to start noticing all the flowers (цветы). Walk down any road and, within minutes, you’ll most likely walk past a street vendor or flower shop. In the evenings, the pavements are filled with Russians carrying bouquets for their dates or hosts for the evening. Indeed,… Continue reading

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Art Weekend, Moscow

Art Weekend

Art Weekend, Moscow This weekend, Moscow’s Design Centre (Центр дизайна), Artplay, is hosting Art Weekend, a market for all lovers of unique handmade gifts and crafts. With over 200 sellers, the autumn Art Weekend promises to be the place to buy one-of-a-kind souvenirs and Christmas gifts. The market has already enjoyed great success in the… Continue reading

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Dinner with your Russian Friend: What do you do?!

Russian Dinner Guest

Cross cultural barriers and be a polite guest After staying in Russia for a few weeks, you will undoubtedly make friends with a few locals. As the Russian people are generally friendly and gracious hosts, it is likely that you will be invited to their home for dinner. Their parents may even be around! You… Continue reading

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