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Moscow metro

Московский метрополитен (Moscow Metro) is the fastest and most simple way to go around Moscow and its suburb. In 1935, the first part of the Сокольническая […]

Smiling in Russia

The culture of smiling A smile is an important and often indispensable element of communication in many cultures. In the public consciousness, people can be divided […]

Summertime in a Russian Dacha

Do you have a dacha? А у вас есть дача? This question is often asked in Russia to anyone living in a large city. With the […]

How to Express Prohibition in Russian

There are several ways to express запрещение (the prohibition) of doing things. The easiest way is to use the verb запрещать/запретить (to forbid): въезд запрещён (no […]

How to Tell the Time in Russian

We’ll try to explain to you how to answer the question “Который час?” (What time is it?) in the Russian language. Phrases for telling the time […]

Yuri Gagarin

On April 12, 1961, Yuri Gagarin became the first human being to leave the Earth atmosphere and to orbit around our planet aboard his spacecraft “Восток-1” […]

Russian Banya

It’s hard to imagine life in Russia without the wonderful benefit of a true banya or steam bath! This is not only the place you to […]


Валенки (valenki) are very warm and comfortable traditional Russian high boots made from wool felt. Those boots appeared in the early 18th and largely spread during […]

How to find your way around a Russian city

Today, let’s talk about how to read an address and how to find your way around a Russian city. Let’s start with the names of the […]

Okroshka recipe. Russian cold soup

In summer, when the sun of July burns the land, when temperatures leave us exhausted at the slightest effort and when it even becomes difficult to […]