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Useful phrases from soviet films.

Those who really interested in the Russian language and culture, of course, should watch the soviet films, that without doubts we can call “the gold of the Russian cinematography”. Many…

Maslenitsa – the Russian tradition to farewell winter

At the end of February all across Russia Maslenitsa (also known as ‘Pancake Week’, ‘Butter Week’ or ‘Cheese Week’) usually takes place. The traditional Russian festivity is mostly famous for…

Defender of the Fatherland Day in Russia

Defender of the Fatherland Day (or Men’s Day) is a Russian holiday celebrated on February 23 and focuses on the achievements of military forces and veterans. Many Russians consider February…

2018 FIFA World Cup Russia

The history FIFA World CUP has begun with the first official match of league in Uruguay in 1930. Then the FIFA president Jules Rome has decided to organize the international…

Simply María: Russian speech etiquette

There are several myths about Russian, and one of them consists that we have no addressing words. It’s not true. For example, in the Russian colloquial etiquette (which is going…

Russian Christmas

Christmas – one of the main orthodox holidays with which is connected a lot of traditions. Some of them are Christian, others are associated with pagan rites. Christmas is celebrated…

If you learn Russian in St. Petersburg this summer

If you learn Russian in St. Petersburg this summer, you have to know about the main celebration of the White nights! The Scarlet Sails (Алые паруса) is a celebration in St. Petersburg, the…

Aivazovsky paintings are to be back to the Russian Museum in December

Many fans of the great Russian marine artist were quite disappointed not having found the famous works in the museum. Surely, that is a significant part of the Russian Museum…

Plan your summer vacations in St Petersburg, Russia

Our city is famous by its changeable climate, white nights and winds.  Surely, you should be prepared to face all the challenges. First of all pack your luggage carefully. Rain…

Rivers and Canals in St Petersburg

St Petersburg is famous for its canals and rivers. Wherever you look you see water and bridges stretched from one bank to another. The waterways altogether have 300 km in…