Tag Archives: Russia

6 Places Where You Can Practice Your Russian


If you have an interest in learning Russian, then you’ll be pleased to hear you aren’t alone! Russian is a UN language, has some incredibly literary works that translations of just can’t do justice, and amongst other reasons people cite for learning this language, provides great work opportunities as well! But if you’re looking to(…)

A Beginner’s Starter Guide to Learning Russian


There’s a lot to love about the idea of learning Russian. You’ll be able to read some of the greatest classical writers (think Tolstoy, Dostoyevsky, and Nabokov, just to name a few), you’ll have access to awesome Russian music and films, and you’ll be able to navigate your way around one of the most beautiful(…)

3 of the Best Budget Hostels in Moscow


Moscow is becoming one of the last frontiers for the backpacking traveller, and it should be on the top of everyone’s list. The city itself is rich in culture, heritage, and has some of the most beautiful architecture (and the best vodka!) in Russia. Accommodation costs can easily get out of hand in the city(…)

To Russia With Love – Top 5 Films From Russia And The Soviet Union


The complexity of the Soviet Union and the establishment of the Russian Federation in 1991 is reflected in its history of movies, as is the culture, history, and political stance – so choosing a top five selection of the best is tricky, but we’ve come up with some of our favourites from the two regimes.(…)

The 5 Best Drinks in Russia: Vodka, Move Over


Think of Russia and you inevitably picture rivers of clear liquid damaging livers all across this enormous country. At over 17 million square kilometres, Russia is the largest country in the world by a huge margin – room for a lot of potato and grain crops, and consequently enough vodka to drown a shoal of(…)

10 Top Spots for Tourists in Russia


Russia is an enormous country, brimming with culture and attractions.  The country spreads over two different continents, Europe and Asia, and is home to various ethnic groups.  From the large cities of Moscow and St Petersburg to the deserts of Siberia and the glistening Lake Baikal, Russia has numerous places of interest for tourists.  It(…)

From Outer Space with Love?


Fact: Russian scientists have predicted that humanity will encounter aliens by 2031. In June of 2011, top Russian astronomer Andrei Finkelstein was quoted as saying, “Life exists on other planets and we will find it within 20 years.” Believing that the laws of life – the rules by which organisms arise and reproduce on our(…)