Guide to Russian winter holidays

Winter holidays in Russia The winter holidays season has already started. For religious Russians, this means that a 40 day fasting period which began on the 28th of November. Nevertheless, not least because of the influence of western habits, this time has been adapted more to the western Europe pre-Christmas habits, which is characterized by… Continue reading

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What does the “Average Ivan” eat?

I don’t know how well informed you are on the matter, but I am here to tell you that I know for a fact that Russians don’t eat borsch and Salad Olivier (aka Russian salad) everyday. However, they do consume these dishes – and many others – more often than in other countries. So what… Continue reading

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