Pavlovsky Posad Shawls – Two Hundred Years of Excellence

Girl in Pavlovsky Posad scarf

Pavlovsky Posad is a 223-year-old tradition of Russian excellence. Started in 1795 by Ivan Labzin, a peasant farmer from Pavlova village outside of Moscow. it’s now an empire of a symbolic Russian accessory and souvenir. Labzin first ‘hired’ a handful of volunteers to work with him in a small workshop producing silk shawls and woven… Continue reading

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A trip to Izmailovsky Market

Izmailovsky market

On Sunday my friend Shen and I ventured into the eastern reaches of Moscow for the Izmailovsky Market. It was a fascinating and often bewildering experience.   Souvenir Hunting   The market scene is quite hard to describe. It’s a mixture of Soviet kitsch, Disney Land and a medieval market. The market stalls sell a… Continue reading

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Bring me a souvenir! The best gifts from Russia

gifts from Russia

Everyone knows that going on a trip means a lot of expenses: between the flight, the accommodation, the museums and dinners out, you’ll feel like your pocket will be more and more lighter but be careful! It’s only an impression! Certainly experiences, new friends and unforgettable moments will be always with you and you will… Continue reading

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A fabulous visit at Eliseevsky store

When walking along Nevksy Prospekt, you definitely won’t overlook the famous Eliseevsky delicacy store. The colourful designed store at the corner of the ancient Eliseevsky building is an absolute eye-catcher. A short step into history The huge building was constructed in Art Nouveau and was a creation of the architect Gavriil Baranovsky. The shop distinguishes… Continue reading

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Russian Chocolate: Saint Petersburg’s N.K. Krupskaya Confectionery Factory

Russian Chocolate

Russian Chocolate: Saint Petersburg’s N.K. Krupskaya Confectionery Factory Russian cuisine offers really tasty and filling dishes, but sometimes foreigners find them not so easy to eat as Russian Chocolate. Therefore, everybody agrees on the great variety of delicious Russian sweets: пирожные (pastries), печение (biscuits), торт (cakes), конфети (candy), вафли (wafel). In Russian supermarkets there are usually… Continue reading

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