One rainy day in Kazan

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Welcome to Kazan, a city that has existed for over one thousand years. It’s the 6th largest city in Russia and a ninety-minute flight from Moscow. It’s also a short drive from one of the country’s newest silicon valleys. Here’s … Read More

5 more cool Russian blogs

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My Russian-blog reading appetite has cooled off a bit since 6 cool blogs in Russian. Maybe you have a good suggestion for me? What Russian-language blogs are you reading these days? Here are several blogs that I’ve been keeping an … Read More

The Yeltsin Center

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This is a totally unofficial peek at the combination mall / museum that is Yekaterinburg’s Yeltsin Center. Did we do anything scholarly here? No. Did we eat the first green salad spotted in months? Yes. Did we tour a random … Read More

Why visit a Russian sanatorium?

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I’m in love with sanatoriums. They’re all-inclusive, relaxing, and a great way to practice your language skills. You usually spot them near the sea but you can also find them in the mountains and forests, anywhere that Russians think the … Read More

Chelyabinsk Ferris wheel

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Do you know where Russia’s tallest Ferris wheel (колесо обозрения) is? The Moscow-850 was at one point the tallest Ferris wheel in Europe. It was built in VDNKh for the city’s 850 year anniversary. And then, shortly before the 2014 … Read More

Russian Roundup – August 2019

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Привет! Not much to say about Russian this month except that I shared a bunch of photos from Chelyabinsk here. How was your August? To the roundup! ✎✎✎✎✎ Что нового What’s the difference between черника and голубика? How do you … Read More

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