5 places for Vegan & Vegetarian St. Petersburg offers
A lot of vegetarian and vegan visitors to St. Petersburg worry about finding places that cater to their dietary requirements. While it’s true that a lot of famous Russian dishes contain meat (think stroganoff, caviar and of course the chicken kiev), St. Petersburg has no shortage of meat-free dining. Here are a few top picks… Continue reading
September 5th – Could you live without your beard?
September 5th – Do you know what day it is? Here’s a hint: if you have facial hair, you might just be glad that you’re living in 2014, and not 1698. On this day in 1698 Peter the Great introduced a beard tax. You’re probably familiar with some of the exploits, peculiarities and rampages of… Continue reading
How To Trick Your Brain into Speaking Russian Fast
Ты говоришь по-русски? If you understand the above phrase, wonderful, apply what I’m about to say to your next language. If you’re just now getting the results back from Google Translate, we have work to do. Chances are you’ve been studying Russian longer than you would’ve liked. Maybe you’re taking it easy, a word a… Continue reading