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

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Co-thinkers exhibition at the Garage Museum

co-thinkers exhibition

 Co-thinkers exhibition at the Garage Museum Yesterday night I’ve been to the opening of a new exhibition at the Moscow’s Garage Museum of Contemporary art. This new Garage’s exhibition “Co-thinkers” is the first initiative to foster equal access to a museum and it has been defined as the Russia’s most extensive program for disabled visitors.… Continue reading

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Lenins letzte Ruhestätte

lenin-mausoleum

Es kam einem Staatsereignis gleich, als Josef Stalin die Grabstätte Lenins auf dem Moskauer Roten Platz Ende Januar 1924 einweihte. Dies obwohl der Revolutionsführer vor seinem Tod jegliche Arten von Heldenverehrung und Totenkult ablehnte und seine Frau Nadeschda Krupskaya gegenüber Stalin mehrfach insistierte, wurde der Leichnam direkt nach seinem Ableben einbalsamiert und aufgebahrt. Das heute… Continue reading

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