Russian snack update

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Still on lockdown, haven’t seen any friends in person since the first week of March, but I’ve recently made friends with a lot of tasty Russian treats… 😂 Чаговый чай (Chaga tea) Last year I bought a box of чаговый чай … Read More

Russian Roundup – April 2020

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In local news: Aeroflot has closed international ticket sales until August the streets here are being disinfected using a converted jet engine McDonalds and Burger King are offering free meals to Chelyabinsk medics the metropolitan archibishop and several other church … Read More

Q1 reading list update

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Russian books: an update. 🙂 The Siberian Incident This Greig Beck book was actually the most entertaining Russian read of last few months. 😂 Would it qualify for J.T.’s Russian travelogue bingo? Probably. The plot involves the Russian mafia, Lake … Read More

Chelyabinsk Tractor Factory walk

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A summertime walk through the city… Every big Russian city is divided up into районы (districts) and from the very beginning, my heart was set on exploring Тракторозаводской район, home to Chelyabinsk’s tractor factory. Most people just call the area … Read More

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