Night Train to Murmansk

Night Train

Night Train to Murmansk In the winter holidays, I took the night train to Murmansk. Its location in the far North and its mythical name have always intrigued me. Besides this, traveling by night train seemed like a pleasant way to get from one place to another. I bought platskart tickets for this 52 hour trip (back and… Continue reading

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Rhyme or Reason: Why I Study Russian

Rhyme or Reason: Why I Study Russian As I come to the end of my stay in Russia and I look ahead to what my future may hold, I can’t help but ask the question: why do I and so many others study Russian? I am not the only one that asks that question, either…… Continue reading

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5 great movies from the 21st century

Here we continue our reviews of Russian films. This week, we show you a list of 5 great movies from the 21st century. This is a great way to get acquainted with contemporary Russian cinema. 1) Night Watch (Ночной дозор) Nochnoy Dozor is a supernatural thriller directed by Timur Bekmambetov. The movie is set in… Continue reading

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