Weekend Maslenitsa Celebrations

The city was full of life and character this weekend, as the population came together to celebrate Maslenitsa (Ма́сленица), the end of winter and the beginning of spring! It didn’t feel any less like winter over the weekend, with temperatures below zero both days, but with an atmosphere like that on Yelagin Island and in… Continue reading

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The best places for good beer in Moscow

When I told my parents that I was heading to Moscow for the summer their first reaction was ‘watch out for the vodka!’. Indeed, the Russian stuff is much stronger than the vodka we drink in Britain but also much nicer. But the stereotype of Russians and vodka is less and less relevant with the… Continue reading

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