What is the current situation regarding the coronavirus in Russia? As we all know too well by now, about a year ago a lot changed for the most of us. We were planning trips abroad, going to concerts and out for dinner with friends. What first looked like a local problem, soon turned into a ...
What is VK? If you’ve never heard of VK, like I hadn’t a year ago, you might be a bit confused. VK is the most popular social networking site in Russia, with over 300 million users registered there alone! It was set up in 2006 by Pavel Durov after he graduated from St Petersburg State ...
Russians are a superstitious bunch: 53% of the Russian population believe strongly in superstitions (according to the Levada Centre, 2013)! However, many foreigners have never even heard of a lot of Russian superstitions. During my time in Russia I have noticed several peculiar customs that have turned out to be connected to Russian superstitions, so ...
Russia truly is a wonderful country. It has a fascinating history, a rich language, and is a cultural powerhouse that has greatly contributed to world culture. However, Russia has also acquired some stereotypes over the years for being a country where certain situations only ever seem to happen in Russia. Anyone remember that viral video ...
АБВ? Understand the Russian alphabet It’s always hard learning a new language, particularly when it has a completely different alphabet! If you’re from Europe you’re used to Latin letters and so things can certainly get a little challenging when you make the transition to Cyrillic. But, don’t worry! With the following hints you’ll be able ...
When you travel to a foreign country, the arrival or the journey itself might be slightly difficult. BUT when you don’t know what the weather is going to be like, that’s when the real challenge starts – at home! I’d like to think I’ve got this particular situation under control, because I’ve already been to ...