Tag Archives: Russian Culture

08 Jun
2020
Around 280 million people in the world speak Russian, which is very likely to be one of the reasons why also you decided to try to learn it. However, this number doesn’t include the people speaking dialects, nor all the derivative Slavic languages which are easily learnable once you acquired the basics of Russian. Therefore, ...
22 May
2020
I remember exactly the night before I had to leave Petersburg. It was the 31st of March, the night was mild and I sat on a bench in a park with my friends, enjoying our last moments together. Overwhelmed by hard feelings, but at the same time the willingness to enjoy every second of this ...
25 Apr
2020
Not many places in the world are as rich in History and culture as St. Petersburg is. If we all can’t wait to go back to one of its many museums, we can use our free time in quarantine to prepare our visits, so can enjoy our upcoming visits even more…so here is an overview ...
20 Apr
2020
When you think about visiting Russia, there are probably two places that come to mind: Moscow and St. Petersburg. But Russia is so much bigger than just Moscow and St. Petersburg. In the United States, we say that a person hasn’t seen the US if they’ve only been to New York or Los Angeles. The ...
06 Apr
2020
If one culture is known for having influenced and played an important diplomatic role in Russia, it is France. Especially in St. Petersburg, and in its cultural and artistic History, the influence of French philosophers and thinkers, notably during Enlightment is palpable. For this reason, I thought it would be interesting to compare Russian and ...
19 Mar
2020
A one-take single 96 minutes sequence shot. 4500 people involved in the making of the film to present the viewer three centuries of Russian history. Russian Ark (2002), the monumental masterpiece by director Alexander Sokurov, was recorded completely in 33 of the halls of the State Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg thanks to an extraordinary ...
13 Mar
2020
As you may know, the Moscow metro is considered one of the most beautiful all over the world, and everyone coming to Moscow should spend some time, not just passing by, to explore the vast array of ornate metro stations! If you put some keywords on Google, you will easily find a lot of websites ...
27 Jan
2020
Different nations — different customs! In every country people have different traditions on how to celebrate birthdays. In Austria it is usually a small family gathering for dinner, whereas in Croatia people often like to throw huge parties, especially if it is a birthday marking a decade (In Croatia/Bosnia, even when people are not throwing ...
06 Jan
2020
St Petersburg’s heritage is steeped with literature. Literary greats such as Dostoevsky,  Pushkin, Gogol and Akhmatova have used the city as a backdrop for their works, immortalising St Petersburg as a surreal and mythical place.   Given the city’s literary history and the voracious reading appetite of Russian people, St Petersburg’s streets are home to ...
19 Dec
2019
Russia’s most popular holiday is just around the corner. Can you guess which one is it? It’s the New Year (Новый Год)! That’s right, in Russia the New Year beats Christmas in its importance. The majority of Russians celebrate the New Year’s day with the rest of the world on the 1st of January. New ...