Spotlight on Contemporary Russian Fiction

A few weeks ago I did a spotlight on three must-read contemporary female Russian poets, and this time I’m following up with a spotlight on contemporary Russian prose. I’d venture to guess that most of us who study Russian literature are generally presented with the classics: Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, Chekhov, Gogol, Bulgakov, Solzhenitsyn, Nabokov. While I… Continue reading

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Moscow Museums for Free: Challenge Accepted

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Moscow Museums for Free: Challenge Accepted Even if in the last years Moscow was believed to be one of the most expensive cities globally, now, due to the fall of the ruble, the cost of living in the Russian capital has decreased significantly. What a good news for tourists and expats! But wait, that’s not… Continue reading

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4 Most Common After Holiday Chit Chats

4 Most Common After Holiday Chit Chats Chit Chats and small talk are always there to fill the time in between classes. Here are my top 4 Chit Chats! Have you made a strategy to master Russian. Well, living in Moscow and all – it does come up here and there in a conversation. Once I… Continue reading

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Moscow’s Arbat Street

I spent the past weekend exploring Moscow — a great experience which I’m glad I had during my time in Russia! Of course it’s impossible to see very much of this enormous city in just a few days, but one sight we definitely wanted to check out was Arbat Street (Улица Арват). The Arbat is… Continue reading

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