Russian etiquette – Do’s and Don’ts when visiting Russia

Pedestrians

Russian society is marked by ancient traditions and habits. They are very cultural and so they easily recognize other cultures by their behavior. Sometimes these other behaviors may even be considered offensive to Russian citizens. So you should know about the table manners, Russian gestures and traditions, if you want to experience a stay without… Continue reading

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What makes St Petersburg so… Petersburg?

This year is the third time that I have had the pleasure of living in St Petersburg (also lovingly known as ‘Piter’). It’s a city that is so easy to fall in love with, and the first time I came here, within a couple of weeks I was completely and utterly charmed. The city’s atmosphere… Continue reading

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Stirka Bar

The name of this place is exactly Stirka 40º (Стирка 40º), which means wash at 40 degrees (known internationally as the ideal temperature to wash your clothes). The idea comes actually from Germany, where people, mostly students go to wash their clothes and meanwhile they wait for their laundry they can also drink coffee, tea,… Continue reading

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