Let’s drink tea! – Давайте выпьем чаю!

Давайте выпьем чаю! – Let’s drink tea! Tea remains one of the most pervasive symbols of ‘Britishness’ abroad. The list goes: The Queen, Mary Poppins and then tea. Sherlock Holmes and ‘fry-ups’ are also up there, but those are definitely the top three. This is despite the fact that, the consumption of tea in the… Continue reading

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The State Tretyakov Gallery

State Tretyakov Gallery

The State Tretyakov Gallery The State Tretyakov Gallery – Государственная Третьяковская Галерея – is one of the best art museums in Russia with an incredible collection of different art forms. It is an essential destination in Moscow for everyone who is interested in art and Russian history. The museum was founded in 1856. It all… Continue reading

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Jewel Collection: The Diamond Fund

Diamond Fund

Jewel Collection: The Diamond Fund When in Moscow, a trip to Kremlin and Red Square is effectively obligatory. Both sites are included in UNESCO List of World Natural Heritage sights, as they are inextricably linked to all the most important historical and political events in Russia since the 13th century’. According to the UNESCO website:… Continue reading

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The History behind the Singer House

Did you know anything about the interesting history of the Singer House and its formation? Die deutsche Version des Artikels finden Sie hier. Also known as the House of Books or Dom Knigi, it is the biggest library in St. Petersburg as well as the intellectual and cultural center of the city. It is located… Continue reading

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Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics

Yuri Gagarin

Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics The Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics [Мемориальный Музей Космонавтики], or the Moscow Space Museum, is appropriately located under the ‘Monument to the Conquerors of Space’ [Монумент «Покорителям космоса»] – a 110m titanium sculpture which depicts a rocket’s scent into space. Both structures stand as tribute to Soviet and Russian innovation in the… Continue reading

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Lomonosov Moscow State University

Lomonosov Moscow State University

I would like to present you one of the most impressive buildings in Moscow and give you some background information. The Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU). I remember well the first time I visited this breath-taking construction one year ago. It’s a huge complex with an almost megalomaniac touch and an absolute must-see for everyone… Continue reading

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Gogol’s House

Gogol

Gogol’s House To say that Russia has a rich literary history would be an understatement. Russia has produced some of the greatest writers of all time, whose distinctive voices have transcended the ages. The 19th century is regarded as the ‘Golden Age’ of Russian literature and Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol- who rose to prominence at this… Continue reading

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If You Lack Knowledge About Russian History, Read These Books

Russian History

Best Books To Read About Russian History Some common traits of tourists in Russia: 1.) ‘Snaccidents’ with packs of sushki 2.) Overwhelming sense of pride when they first manage to read ‘MacDonalds’ in Cyrillic 3.) Expression of studied neutrality when asking locals what they think about Putin 4.) Confidence in passing off a few soundbites about the Bolsheviks as a… Continue reading

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