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Russian towns: common, unusual and funny names
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Russian towns: common, unusual and funny names

According to statistics, there are 170 thousand of cities, towns and villages in Russia. It is simply impossible to know...
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Lake Baikal
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Lake Baikal

If you are interested in Russia, you have almost definitely heard of Lake Baikal – Russian pride and its natural...
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Inspiring Russian women
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Inspiring Russian women

It is the eve of International Women’s Day, so let’s talk about women! Today’s blog post is dedicated to some...
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Flowers in Russia
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Flowers in Russia

Giving flowers is the best way to express one’s warm feelings, gratitude or congratulations. Everyone loves a fresh beautiful flower...
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Before you go to Russia
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Before you go to Russia

Before you go to Russia you should know that.. …Russia has 11 time zones. Check what zone you will be...
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Russian New Year vs British Christmas
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Russian New Year vs British Christmas

It might seem odd to compare New Year holiday to Christmas, but Christmas in Russia is more of a quiet...
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Russian tea drinking
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Russian tea drinking

Let’s be honest, the drink we tend to associate with Russia is vodka - but tea, in fact, is a...
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Top 10 things to do in Russia on your Year Abroad
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Top 10 things to do in Russia on your Year Abroad

Spending your Year Abroad in Russia is a unique and once in a lifetime experience. So much to see and...
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Russian Body Idioms
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Russian Body Idioms

Free Russian idioms lesson! If you can master the idioms below, well done to you because this is some advanced...
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Halloween special: Russian evil creatures
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Halloween special: Russian evil creatures

Halloween is not as widely celebrated in Russia as it is in Western Europe and North America. Nevertheless, Russians do...
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Things that will shock you in Russia. Part 2
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Things that will shock you in Russia. Part 2

Russian Orthodox churches While the looks of Russian Orthodox churches, with their beautiful golden onion domes, are already impressive, the...
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Things that will shock you in Russia. Part 1
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Things that will shock you in Russia. Part 1

People Russian people are notorious for not smiling a lot. At first, you might think they are all unfriendly or...
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Best apps to have on your phone for your study-trip to Russia
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Best apps to have on your phone for your study-trip to Russia

There are now so many apps that help to make travelling a hassle-free experience! All you need to do is...
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World Cup 2018: looking back
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World Cup 2018: looking back

There is no doubt that FIFA World Cup 2018 was amazing. It had it all: spectacular goals, unbearable tension, shock...
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Essential Russian and British souvenirs and presents
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Essential Russian and British souvenirs and presents

So you are off to Russia… Excited? No matter whether you are staying with a host family or in rented...
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“Ни рыба ни мясо” or animals in Russian idioms
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“Ни рыба ни мясо” or animals in Russian idioms

Every language has and abundance of phrases, idioms, proverbs and aphorisms which include animals. Russian is no exception. Some of...
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Wedding traditions in Russia
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Wedding traditions in Russia

Every culture has an abundance of wedding traditions – Russia is no exception. Despite ever increasing number of Russian couples...
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My favourite places in Moscow
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My favourite places in Moscow

I love Moscow. It is my second home and I try to visit it as often as I can. It...
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Who is Matryoshka?
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Who is Matryoshka?

Matryoshka (матрёшка) is a traditional Russian souvenir, most popular among foreign guests to Russia as well as the Russians themselves....
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Easter eggs in Russia and UK
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Easter eggs in Russia and UK

Eggs are irreplaceable part of Easter celebrations. Whilst Brits love their chocolate eggs, Russians are all about the hard-boiled eggs...
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