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Родина-мать зовёт! – The Motherland Calls!

21 Sep 2021

Situated on the Mamayev Kurgan-hill (Мамаев курган) in Volgograd (former Stalingrad) in Southern Russia, stands a magnificent statue which commemorates the sufferings, ...
25 Aug 2021

Авось is a widely used Russian saying which expresses a very specific concept. Although you may find that it is often translated as ‘perhaps’ or ‘with hope’, these English ...
05 Sep 2020

Moscow is home to many great architectural styles from old to modern, extraordinary, phenomenal and much more. The Russian capital offers many buildings which are definitely ...
08 Jun 2020

Around 280 million people in the world speak Russian, which is very likely to be one of the reasons why also you decided to try to learn it. However, this number doesn’t ...
25 Apr 2020

Not many places in the world are as rich in History and culture as St. Petersburg is. If we all can’t wait to go back to one of its many museums, we can use our free time in ...
29 Oct 2019

During your stay in Moscow a visit to the Izmaylovo Kremlin (Кремль в Измайлово) is a great opportunity to dive into the spirit of ancient Russia. This unique complex was ...
14 Aug 2019

On a recent day trip, I rented a car and drove to Priozersk (Приозерск). Priozersk is a small town of around 19,000 people in the Leningrad Oblast region of Russia, roughly ...
08 Apr 2019

Today Russia is the largest country on Earth by area, and covers more than one-eighth of the planet's inhabited land area. But how did it get to be so big? The answer to this ...
04 Mar 2019

If you’re like me, you love podcasts. You listen to them on your way to work, at the gym, or even over a cup of tea. Edifying, intellectually engaging, and often humorous, ...
26 Nov 2018

A trip to Russia is not complete without a trip to a classic Soviet-style stolovaya. Usually translated into English as a canteen, the establishment of the Russian stolovaya ...
19 Nov 2018

This year I spent nearly 10 weeks in Moscow and was able to see a variety of sights. With this blog post, I want to help you save time during your stay and gather together the ...
11 Oct 2018

A very Russian institution The St. Petersburg metro is often praised for its beauty but it is also a place full of little stores, nooks and crannies which I found myself ...