Russian cartoon park

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We discovered another fairy tale park. Or maybe it’s a Soviet cartoon park? This place is hidden away in a larger park in the city’s metallurgical district. Let’s see who lives here… Ну, погоди! Meet Волк and Заяц, stars of … Read More

Chelyabinsk Sand Art Festival

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Welcome to Фестиваль песочных скульптур, the Chelyabinsk Sand Art Festival!🥳 This exhibit opened downtown a few weeks ago as part of the city’s 285th anniversary celebration. The sand – all eight hundred tons of it – is from the nearby … Read More

Welcome to Innopolis!

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My dream came true! Моя мечта сбылась! We finally visited Innopolis! 😁 What is Innopolis? “A city for your ideas.” Innopolis is a brand new Russian city. As you can imagine, building a city from scratch is a daunting task. … Read More

Interview: Education in Russia

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Last year I read a book about Russian moms. Although the book itself wasn’t spectacular, the chapter on school was full of interesting stuff. Schools in Russia – especially high schools – are no joke! Even understanding all the available … Read More

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