Tag Archives: Russia

The Post-Election Political Power Shift

The US election is over, and despite there still being the matter of the official electoral college vote of December 19th to make it a (dystopian) reality, it looks as though the world has got itself a new American president. We say the world, because despite the potential horrors American citizens are now facing in(…)


4 Incredible Russian Idioms

A penny for your thoughts? In English we have a ton of different idioms that sound a little ridiculous. The same is true for other languages, especially if you’re approaching them as a language learner.  Listening to native speakers use proverbs and idioms in natural speech can throw you off, like when they say something that(…)


Budget-Friendly Places to Stay in St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg is a perfect destination for history lovers, Russian language enthusiasts, and really anyone looking to explore one of the most beautiful cities ever written about. If you’re planning on staying in St. Petersburg but find yourself wanting to keep costs low, check out our list of cheaper places to stay that will let you(…)


The 5 Strangest Foods to Try in Russia

If you’re the kind of globetrotter who loves to try strange and exciting cuisine from around the world, then we salute you! Here are some of our favorite culinary delights from Russia: 1. Kholodets Kholodets takes the concept of jelly we know and love from childhood parties, and brings it down a more challenging route.(…)


10 Important Words and Phrases for Your Trip to Russia!

Many people often think of the ice and snow when they think of Russia, but others could argue you’ll never see a more celebrated spring and summer than in a country with a long winter. Whether you’re heading to Moscow or St. Petersburg, you’ll be happy to note that Russian accents are all roughly the(…)


9 Russian Idioms: Throwing Peas and Milking Chickens

Taking on the task of learning Russian is no easy feat. Not only do you need to get your head around tenses, grammar and the accent, but you need to learn a whole new alphabet too. It’s certainly not one of the easiest languages to learn if your first language is English, but don’t be(…)


To Russia With Luggage – 8 Essentials For A Soviet Holiday

With the world’s eyes on Russia with the Winter Olympics happening in the region of Sochi, it made us think about what we’d pack if we were heading there – as a spectator, not a participant! Of course clothing depends on where you’re going and when, because the country is so huge that it has(…)


7 Russian Dishes Your Kids Will Say “Da!” To

When you think of Russia you may not immediately think of five-star restaurants or child-friendly cuisine. In fact, the restaurant style we have of eating, with one course after the other, comes from Russia. Before we used to eat French style, with everything laid out all at once as a buffet. So we have Russia(…)


8 Mistakes Tourists Make in Russia

  Everybody makes some mistakes when they travel – this is part of discovering the world and experiencing new cultures.  People also, usually, learn from their mistakes.  Locals are often tolerant of tourists’ faux pas, as they understand that different nationalities have different cultures and ways of doing things.  There are some mistakes, however, that(…)