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What is the time in Russia? The country with 11 time zones!

22 Sep 2021

The whole world is divided into 24 time zones, and Russia alone covers eleven of them, making it the country with the most consecutive time zones in the world. The time in ...
04 Aug 2021

Потемкинские деревни, which can be translated as Potemkin villages, is a curious idiom found in Russian, which is also sometimes used in English. It is used to describe a ...
02 Aug 2021

I study at Durham University, which is twinned with the Russian city of Kostroma, located North-East of Moscow. This connection between the cities has led to me learning a ...
24 Feb 2021

If you have walked around in Saint Petersburg, you might have noticed the sculptures of two cats: Elisey, who is a male cat, and Vasilia, who is a female cat.  They can be ...
20 Nov 2020

On 19th November 1711 Mikhail Vasilievich Lomonosov was born in a small village in the far north of Russia. His life was relatively short, but his love for learning took him ...
16 Nov 2020

In the Soviet Union, toys were more than just toys. Here is a selection of the best examples I found... 1. Toy sewing machine The children’s sewing machine (Детская ...
16 Oct 2020

If you listen to the Red Army Choir's performance of the State Anthem of the Russian Federation (Государственный гимн Российской Федерации) on YouTube and scroll down to the ...
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 ...
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 ...
27 Sep 2019

I have always known that Vera (Вера) is a Russian name, and when coming to Russia I wanted to learn more about it. I found out that there is actually a really interesting ...
18 Sep 2019

Veliky Novgorod is known as a cradle of Ancient Russia. It was founded during the 10th century, which makes it one of the oldest cities in Russia. The city is situated between ...
05 Jul 2019

Understanding the origins of the Russian language is not only an important step in understanding the language itself, but can also offer a wealth of insight into the culture ...