March 8th – Celebrating Women’s Day in Russia

March 8th - Celebrating Women's Day in Russia

Every year on March 8th Russian women become the center of attention. This day is reserved for Russian men to pamper their wife, girlfriend, mother, sisters and favorite female co-workers with flowers, little presents or just an extra bit of attention. In a way, Women’s Day in Russia is like a mixture between Valentine’s and… Continue reading


Have you heard about Ra-Ra-Rasputin…?


Have you heard about Ra-Ra-Rasputin…? Anyone who has studied Russian history has likely been captivated by the mysterious figure that greatly influenced the last tsar and his entire family. This man, known as Rasputin, is one of the most talked about figures in Russian history, but does he really deserve all of the attention? Grigory… Continue reading


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 to read the Russian alphabet… Continue reading