Goodbye from Valentina: пока Россия, I’ll see you soon!

Valentina in Moscow

Time has come to say goodbye to Moscow already and, just as I expected, my experience here was so intense and full of emotions. Five weeks have gone by incredibly fast and now a part of me is not ready to leave the school, my room, my friends, and my daily routine in this beautiful… Continue reading

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Zenit Rise to the Top

Following a cracking 4-1 victory over Krasnodar on the 12th of April and a 2-1 victory over Anzhi Makhackala, St Petersburg’s football team, Zenit, has risen to the top of the Russian Premier League with just four games left to play. “This was an important victory, a very important one,” Zenit’s manager Andre Villas-Boas said after… Continue reading

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Going Green: Eating Vegan in St. Petersburg

After over four months of living in Russia in total, I have to say I’ve been pleasantly surprised at how easy it is to be a vegetarian here. My host family in Yaroslavl were not even taken aback by it, and I’ve only had one incident where I’ve had to argue that no it’s not… Continue reading

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