Yearly Summer Events in Riga

19 Sep 2023

Whilst being in Riga, I have been lucky enough to witness some of the incredible events and celebrations that occur every summer in Riga. My favourite so far has been the ...
15 Jun 2023

Riga in the summer is absolutely magical. The long days and short nights in Latvia mean that people can stay out longer and enjoy the warm weather. Lots of festivities take ...
19 Sep 2018

The first three days I spent in Moscow were cold, windy and cloudy. It seemed autumn was already here. Then, on September 13th at 10am it stopped raining and the sun suddenly ...
14 Jun 2018

Top 5 things to do in St Petersburg during the White Nights “It was a miraculous night…the sky was so starry and the sky so light” – Belye Nochi, F.M. Dostoevsky The White ...
25 Aug 2017

Anyone who has had any interaction with me in the last few weeks will know that it is my birthday today – and that I still get about way too over-excited about it. To further ...
08 May 2017

Perhaps the most famous Russian holiday, Victory Day or 9 May celebrates the Soviet Union’s victory over Nazi Germany in the Second World War (or “Great Patriotic War”, as ...
08 Mar 2017

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Every year on March 8th Russian women become the center of attention. This day is reserved for Russian men to pamper their wife, girlfriend, mother, sisters and favorite ...
21 Feb 2017

The Russian holiday Maslenitsa (Масленица), also called ‘Butterweek’, is taking place from 20th-26th of February this year. If you have not heard of Maslenitsa before, you ...
04 May 2016

Привет всем! Today I’d like to continue to talk about art and music of the russian culture. Within some days (May 7) will be the birthday of one of the most famous russian ...
02 May 2016

May has officially begun! And in Russia this means that also the “майские праздники” (May holidays) had started. Russian people really loves these holidays because they ...
29 Apr 2016

A glimpse of Russian Easter festivities! As everybody knows, Russian Easter never coincides with the Catholic Easter. It is always some weeks later and this year will fall on ...
05 Oct 2015

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On the 5th of October more than one million high school teachers and 350 000 thousand universities teachers throughout Russia are being honoured as part of the Russian ...