March 8th – Celebrating Women’s Day in Russia

March 8th - Celebrating Women's Day in Russia

Every year on March 8th Russian women become the center of attention. This day is reserved for Russian men to pamper their wife, girlfriend, mother, sisters and favorite female co-workers with flowers, little presents or just an extra bit of attention. In a way, Women’s Day in Russia is like a mixture between Valentine’s and… Continue reading

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Lettische Nationalbibliothek

Lettische Nationalbibliothek

Lettische Nationalbibliothek Gegenüber der Altstadt, am anderen Ufer der Daugava erhebt sich ein riesiger und etwas skurriler Glasbau. Es handelt sich um die Lettische Nationalbibliothek, einer der beeindruckendsten Kulturbauten Lettlands. Die Grundaufgabe der Bibliothek ist es, eine Sammlung von nationaler und internationaler Literatur zu erstellen, sie zu pflegen und den Zugang zu dieser für jedermann… Continue reading

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The Mysterious Russian Attitude Towards English Language

Russian attitude

The Mysterious Russian Attitude Towards English Language I have to recognize that Russian attitude displayed with regards to English language baffles me. It seems to me that there is some love-hate dynamics going on. On the one hand, in Russia there are strict legal rules concerning the use of any foreign language and thus they affect… Continue reading

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