What is the difference: Russian vs Western Christmas?

26 Dec 2014

Christmas is a heart-warming time of year. It is a time when families gather together in order to joyfully celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ in Bethlehem all those years ...
19 Dec 2014

During the 19th century, the Russian state and society was undergoing changes. Political and philosophical thinkers had started to become more prominent and ideas which had ...
17 Dec 2014

The cathedrals of Saint Petersburg can all be admired in different ways, but the most famous and most outstanding of the lot is Saint Isaac’s Cathedral. The sheer size and ...
12 Dec 2014

Popular Traditions: Where There Is A Dacha, There Is a Banya Popular traditions throughout Russian history emits an incredibly long list of traditions. However, none of these ...
10 Dec 2014

A Must Visit: The Alexander Nevsky Monastery At the end of Nevsky Prospekt stands a fantastic cathedral named after the famous Russian prince, Alexander Nevsky. The cathedral ...
08 Dec 2014

On Saturday, the State Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg celebrated its 250th birthday with a mesmerising 3-D laser show on Дворцовая Площадь (Palace Square), which detailed ...
05 Dec 2014

When I had just started learning Russian, I tried to think of ways that I could combine my pastime with my studies. I decided that the best way to do this was watch Russian ...
03 Dec 2014

The Museum of Russian Political History in St Petersburg, located next to the Peter and Paul Fortress, contains amazingly informative exhibitions of Russia’s political history ...
01 Dec 2014

The most important victory Peter the Great won is a rather unknown battle called The Battle of Poltava. In took place in 1709 is  in terms of international history, but the ...
28 Nov 2014

In between Малая и Вольшая Конюшенная (Malaya and Bolshaya Konyushennaya), just off Nevsky Prospekt, is an incredibly chic bar called Big Liver Place. Located on Shvedsky ...
26 Nov 2014

The Freedom Monument in Riga is a symbol of independence and liberty. This impressive monument was built to honour the soldiers who had died during the Latvian War of ...
24 Nov 2014

There is a Russian Museum in St. Petersburg. The Russian Museum, my personal favourite cultural sight in St. Petersburg, houses the biggest collection of Russian art in the ...