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  • Love Mushrooms and Berries Like a Russian

    Early August is a perfect time to gorge on the gifts of the forest (and garden), many of which you can buy at small markets by the metro and railroad stations. Here’s a quick guide to your new favorite treats.

    02.08.2021

  • Vatrushka: Delicious Tvorog Pastry With a Mysterious Past

    If you think the term vatrushka sounds familiar, you probably remember our recent all-encompassing overview on the many ways we eat tvorog, a true kitchen staple, in Russia. But there is more to this dessert than meets the eye – and today we’ll let you in on the secret to the best, most delicious vatrushka of your life. 

    19.07.2021

  • How to Get in Trouble at a Russian Dinner Table

    Like holding your fork in your fist? Using a napkin to blow your nose? Sitting cross-legged on your chair? Your Russian grandma – should you be lucky enough to have one – will set your Russian table manners straight, and then stuff you full.

    12.07.2021

  • Summer in St. Petersburg: Best Places by the Water

    What can be more soothing than the sound of flowing water, especially when it’s scorching hot outside and you fail to find any shady places to escape to, or when you’re deep inside your head, or… on any other day, come rain or shine? If you are the same way, here are our top spots with majestic views and entertainment for some extra summer vibes.

    28.06.2021

  • Raf Coffee: Delicious Russian Coffee Invention

    Frothy, creamy, and vanilla-flavored, raf coffee is a delicious and Russia-originating addition to the blooming St. Petersburg specialty coffee culture. What is it that makes it just so good and where can you get your first sip?

    14.06.2021

  • Tvorog: Russia’s Favorite Cheese

    White, crumbly and found in a wide variety of traditional desserts, this delicious cheese is something of a household staple in most Russian homes. But what is it? How do you say tvorog in English? And how does it taste?

    31.05.2021

  • Unexplored St. Petersburg: Courtyards

    While many imagine St. Petersburg as the city of a thousand and one bridges, its true spirit is hidden from the eyes of the uninitiated in a maze of side-streets and courtyards. Scattered around the city, these secluded places live their own lives, interrupted only by periodic visits from those few who know of their existence. What off-the-beaten-track sites can you find in St. Petersburg?

    24.05.2021

  • Maslenitsa Fortune Telling: The Unscientific Method

    With the Maslenitsa week in full swing, what can be better than gorging on buttery, lacy blini, the Russian version of pancakes? Some might argue that it’s also learning what the coming year has in store.

    12.03.2021

  • White New Year: Soviet Cartoons Sparkling with Snow

    The winter wonderland in St. Petersburg can melt in a minute but the magic of old Soviet cartoons where snow is setting the stage has withstood the test of time. Turn on translation subtitles or practice your Russian as you gear up for real snow. 

    04.01.2021

  • Make It Magical: Guide to Russian New Year’s

    As the year draws to a close and everyone slips into holiday mode, it’s time to start thinking about how to make your New Year’s magical – and why not do it the Russian way with a late heart-warming dinner, some sparkling wine, and a visit by the one and only Ded Moroz and his granddaughter Snegurochka. Here's everything you need to know to ring in the new year like a Russian.

    28.12.2020