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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…

Museum of Soviet Arcade Machines in St Petersburg

The arcade machines were invented in the 19th century in the USA. But in Russia they were first seen in 1971 in Moscow. It was extraordinary popular. Having seen such…

Peter the Great Aquatory

This is a museum of miniature of St Petersburg in the 18th century. It is a remarkable model of major sights in the city of those times. There are plenty…

The traditional art of Khokhloma

Khokhloma is an ancient Russian folk craft of painting on the dishes. It was originated in a same named village situated deep in the woods along the Volga river. At…

The 14th of February in Russia

This catholic holiday though not being Russian at all rooted in our country more than a decade ago. This day is celebrated all over the country. It can be partly…