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The Russian Soul and Idioms

You probably heard about “Русская душа” (the Russian soul), about that меланхолия (melancholy) that can be guessed deep into Russians’ souls, the mingling of their laughter […]

When Written and Oral Speech Meet

Nowadays people spend a long time on internet, searching for information, reading articles and books, watching various programmes… And of course, exchanging ideas. And communicating in […]

Dersu Uzala, a Russian-Japanease Film

The film we invite to see today has the particularity to be based on a Russian novel by Vladimir Arsenyev, but was directed by Japanese director […]

Tarkovsky’s Diploma Film “The Steamroller and the Violin”

The Steamroller and the Violin is Andrei Tarkovsky is diploma film at the State Institute of Cinematography (VGIK) but was made at the Mosfilm studio at […]

Сырники – Delicious Russian Cheese Pancakes

Сырники is a Russian and Ukrainian fried quark pancake served with sour cream, jam, honey or apple sauce.

Rostov-On-Don, the Gates to the Caucasus

Today, I would like to introduce you with another city whose name is very similar to Rostov Veliky

Russian Film: “Край” – The Edge

The Edge is a 2010 Russian drama directed by Alexei Uchitel

Ilya Repin and The Volga Boatmen

Ilya Yefimovich Repin (1844-1930) was a leading Russian painter and sculptor of the Peredvizhniki artistic school.

“The Heart of a Dog” – Mikhail Bulgakov

M. Bulgakov is novel Heart of a dog was only available in self published book. It was officially published only in 1987 (during the perestroika).

Ryazan is a typical Orthodox city

Ryazan the name slightly echoes with the name of another Russian city, Kazan. But despite the similarity of the pronunciation the two names are in no […]