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The Siberian Ice Maiden and her tattoos

26 Feb 2020

Why did I decide to write about a tattooed Siberian Ice Maiden? I've been watching a lot of videos about tattoos lately. Maybe it is because I recently got my first ...
19 Feb 2020

In my imagination, travelling on a Russian overnight train would have been a very bohemian experience. Everyone told me that when you travel for one night or more with people ...
05 Feb 2020

What is VK? If you’ve never heard of VK, like I hadn’t a year ago, you might be a bit confused. VK is the most popular social networking site in Russia, with over 300 ...
23 Jan 2020

Now that I have been in Moscow for almost 3 months, I think it’s time to look back and reflect on it. Those who have never been to Moscow or have only been here for a few days ...
20 Jan 2020

Why on earth would you call your baby tank? Or electricity? It may perhaps surprise you, but in the past dozens of Russian couples picked exactly these names for their ...
14 Jan 2020

If I ask my Russian friends what they want to eat for breakfast, they will most likely answer: Syrniki! And I don't blame them. Syrniki are super soft cottage cheese pancakes ...
28 Nov 2019

Russia is the biggest country in the world. It’s the perfect place where to get lost. Once you have visited the most popular places (Moscow, St. Petersburg, Sochi, Baikal ...
26 Nov 2019

Have you ever tried pickled tomatoes? What about pickled garlic? And pickled apples? If these foods sound unusual to you, there are high chances you are not ...
19 Nov 2019

As a European citizen, I’m used to travelling wherever I want without much restriction. Of course, some specific buildings or areas might be off-limits, but I had never heard ...
13 Nov 2019

A black hat, a pair of thick-glassed wide eyeglasses and a scar along his right cheek: those are the three trademarks of Russian artist Mikhail Shemyakin, whose works of art ...
31 Oct 2019

Which would be the perfect plan for a Halloween chilly evening? Watching Russian horror films! Although Halloween’s origins are not linked to Russia and the celebration is ...
30 Oct 2019

Although Russia’s main exports have for a long time been oil, gas and other natural resources, the iconic chocolate brand Alyonka (Алёнка) stands out for selling one of the ...