5 top tips when travelling by sleeper trains

One week before leaving Russia, I finally decided to do the famous travel St. Petersburg-Moscow by sleeper train. I know that for Russian people this is a normal travel (as a matter of fact they consider these trains обычные поезда – normal trains), but I was so excited about doing this for the first time.… 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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14 Lessons Learned After One Month in Russia

Lessons Learned

14 Lessons Learned After One Month in Russia To celebrate my one-month anniversary in Moscow, I decided to start a blog series of the lessons learned in Russia. I have been to Moscow before, yes, but under the close watch of a professor in a large group. Traveling alone is an entirely different experience. Especially… Continue reading

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Moscow As The Melting Pot Of The East

melting pot

Moscow As The Melting Pot Of The East Time flies, and before you know it is time to leave the melting pot and go back home. I do not have many homes away from home, but Moscow surely makes it on the list. It has become really close to my heart.   Learning Russian in… Continue reading

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Navigating Russian Streets

Moscow Street Signs

What do all these abbreviations mean? Moscow Street signs, mystery solved! Keep reading…   If you have never studied Russian before, there will be many things to learn upon your arrival.  Even if you have an elementary knowledge of the language, the addresses may still be confusing.  Unlike some countries in the west, Russian addresses… Continue reading

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