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How Peter the Great brought a little bit of Dutch culture to Russia!

26 Feb 2021

If you have ever been in Amsterdam and Saint Petersburg, you might have noticed that these cities actually have some similarities. This is not coincidental, it is actually ...
21 Sep 2017

Autumn is one of the most beautiful and colourful times of the year. It's a poetic season during which Russia strongly reveals her beauty: colours change from green into gold, ...
01 Sep 2017

Education, education, and education. An integral part of society across the world. Образование (education) of all ages plays a particularly significant role in Russia which is ...
22 Aug 2017

As every authentic big city, St. Petersburg has its own metro: this is the most useful mean of transport, especially if you need to reach a distant place very quickly or if ...
14 Aug 2017

Travelling by Russian trains has always been a popular and cheap way to travel in Russia, and many do not think anything of journeys which last several days when venturing ...
11 Aug 2017

There are a lot of things I love about Russia, but I’m definitely obsessed with food. If you’re planning to visit St.Petersburg (or Russia in general), mentally prepare ...
03 Aug 2017

Exciting news from St. Petersburg: yesterday, for about two hours, we were blessed with the rare and exciting opportunity to see the sun. What’s more, as I write this the sun ...
13 Jul 2017

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Ironically - one of the highlights of visiting Russia is an international cuisine! It's hard to find anyone who has visited a Georgian restaurant who doesn't rave about it ...
04 Jul 2017

Why am I writing a guide with a small dictionary about coffee in Russian? For me it’s the first week of Russian classes in St. Petersburg, which means that 1. After two ...
23 Jun 2017

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Moscow's metro is truly unlike any other! Spend any time in the city, and you'll certainly be travelling on its underground - our handy dictionary will introduce you to the ...