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Russian TV shows
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Russian TV shows

Russian TV can be real fun to watch. Ranging from sitcoms, talk-shows, reality TV shows to romcoms and travel shows,...
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How to cope with fear of flying
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How to cope with fear of flying

Statistically, every fourth person is scared of flying. There are many reasons behind this fear: fear of engine failure, not...
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Coffee places in Moscow
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Coffee places in Moscow

Leaves are falling, days are getting shorter and air is getting colder… We are in the middle of autumn -...
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Moscow theatres
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Moscow theatres

If you are in Moscow, and your Russian allows, do not miss an opportunity to pay a visit to a...
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Education phrases, proverbs and quotes
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Education phrases, proverbs and quotes

New academic year has commenced! For inspiration (studying is not easy after all), read some of the famous education-related phrases,...
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Russian fables
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Russian fables

Russian literature is no short of fables – stories that teach a moral lesson and often have animals as main...
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Bread in Russia
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Bread in Russia

For most Russians bread has a sacred meaning. It is an irreplaceable staple product that has been the basis of...
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Scarlet Sails
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Scarlet Sails

“Алые Паруса” (“Scarlet Sails”) is a Soviet and Russian holiday for graduates of secondary schools, celebrated annually in St Petersburg....
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Russian summer cuisine
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Russian summer cuisine

Russian summers can be hot, and it doesn’t make sense to eat hearty meals like pelmeni (пельмени) or borscht (борщ)....
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The letter “Ё” in the Russian alphabet
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The letter “Ё” in the Russian alphabet

"Ё" is, perhaps, the most intricate letter in the Russian language. It is often being ignored and replaced by a...
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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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