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History of Rubinstein Street

Rubinstein Street, where ProBa Language Centre situates, is located in the heart of Saint-Petersburg, near Nevsky Prospect – the main street of our city. This street was named after Anton…

Matryoshka Doll History

Matryoshka doll (or Russian nesting or nested doll) is a doll made of wood that can be separated horizontally in half and holds inside another similar but smaller doll that…

Several essential tips to start learning the Russian language – advice from Ilona Pshenichnikova, ProBa School teacher.

Learning the Russian language requires a lot of dedication, as any other language does. There are some advice made by our teacher Ilona Pshenichnikova on how to learn Russian. The first…

St.-Petersburg’s stadium to hold a series of the tournaments as a part of the FIFA World Cup Russia 2018

As the loyal football fans are already know, the FIFA World Cup 2018 will be throughout Russia, and, of course, Saint-Petersburg is one of the cities to organize the tournaments….

Russian Easter

Easter (russ.: Пaсха [Paskha]) is the major religious celebration of the year in Russia. Kids and adults, city dwellers and country folk go to church to attend the Easter Mass….

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…