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From Overture to Grand Finale: Tchaikovsky International and Eternal Legacy

22 Jan 2017

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It doesn’t take a Russophile to know the name Tchaikovsky and be able to enjoy all the way from overture to the grand finale. It doesn’t even take a music genius. ...
12 Dec 2016

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So the time has come to say take my last selfies on Red Square, buy my last few matryoshkas and say my goodbyes, or my до свидание’s! Time has passed so quickly, bringing to ...
08 Dec 2016

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For the last three months I have been living with my friend Karina, a student in one of Moscow’s top universities. In a previous #studentlife post, I wrote about the ...
07 Dec 2016

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So December is well underway and that means one thing: Christmas! Except, Christmas isn’t quite the same over here in Russia. First of all, they celebrate New Year (Новый ...
05 Dec 2016

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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 ...
01 Dec 2016

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As winter arrived and snow began to fall, I realised that I lacked the vocab that is most needed right now – words to help me describe the weather! I don’t mean any old ...
30 Nov 2016

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Recently, I happened across the strangest but most fabulous place. I was absentmindedly walking in the general direction of the Moscow Zoo, hoping to discover some unknown ...
29 Nov 2016

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[caption id="attachment_44055" align="alignright" width="300"] A large selection of food from the lunch menu[/caption] Not more than a three-minute walk from Liden & ...
28 Nov 2016

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In January 2016, the BBC premiered one of its most ambitious and long-awaited literary adaptations: War and Peace. The Russian classic was brought to life by the British ...
25 Nov 2016

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This weekend, Moscow’s Design Centre (Центр дизайна), Artplay, is hosting Art Weekend, a market for all lovers of unique handmade gifts and crafts. With over 200 sellers, ...
22 Nov 2016

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Reading in Russian: Where to Start In today’s classes, the topic of reading in Russian came up. Most teachers would agree that reading is the best way to consolidate the ...
21 Nov 2016

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A topic that has come up in conversation a lot for me in the last week is healthcare in Russia and, in particular, the use of antibiotics. This is rather coincidental, as ...