Farewell, Tilly!

Farewell, Tilly! The time has come, once again… I must bid farewell to a fellow intern and dear friend. Tilly Hicklin is on her way back to Bristol, but I didn’t let her leave without having her sit down with me first: Here’s our talk about her Russian experience! Tilly, tell me a little about… Continue reading

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Food for Thought: What is Russian Lent?

What is Russian Lent? The Great Fast (Великий Пост) is an extremely important period for Russian Orthodox believers. By abstaining from certain foods and behaviours, they prepare their bodies and minds for Easter (Пасха). As a vegetarian, I think that Lent is a great time to be in Russia – basically every restaurant has a… Continue reading

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Carla Bruni Performs in Moscow

Carla Bruni gave her first ever performance in Moscow last night to a packed crowd at the Moscow Music Centre. Best known as the former First Lady of France, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy became a singer at 29 years old, while she was a model. Her first album, “Quelqu’un m’a dit”, was released in 2002 and 800,000… Continue reading

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